On Sunday 23rd June 2019, 72 golfers came together to play golf and raise money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of 34-year-old football manager, Chris Ledwell.
Chris was a football manager for Thorncliffe Football Club, including running his own daughter’s under-10 girls’ team. Sadly, and unexpectedly, he passed away on 7th March this year. This is a tragic loss and is also less than 12 months since the family lost their 17-year-old son Carter to cancer.
The club wanted to pull together the community and personal friends, to help raise funds for Christopher’s widow Becki and daughter Matilda. The club hosted a family fun day at the St. Georges Football Club and Thorncliffe Pavilion Club on Saturday 22nd, with the charity golf day taking place the following day.
The charity golf day took place at Tankersley Golf Club with Rollem sponsoring the prize for the winning team. Rollem’s General Manager, Andy Longston, plays football for Thorncliffe Football Club and took part in the charity golf day in memory of Chris.
Pictures: Golf – courtesy of Oliver Whittaker, Instagram
Chris Ledwell – courtesy of Karen Whittaker, Facebook Chris Ledwood Funday page