Mayor of Roscommon county council, Cllr. Eugene Murphy will host the inaugural Mayor’s Golf Classic at Strokestown golf club this weekend, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of June and Western Alzheimers has been chosen as this year’s beneficiary.
Speaking at the launch last week Cllr. Murphy acknowledged that county Roscommon currently has one of the highest incidences of Alzheimer Disease in the country. “I am aware of many, many families throughout County Roscommon that are dealing with the challenges of this disease on a daily basis.
“Western Alzheimers is a fantastic local charity that works throughout the county and beyond, helping people in a real and practical way dealing with this debilitating illness and I am delighted to be able to help raise awareness and funds for the work that they do.”
Cllr Murphy also paid tribute to club Captains Gerry King and Eileen Lyons and all the members of Strokestown golf club for their support and assistance in helping to organise the Golf Classic and to the wider community who “never fail to come up trumps.
They are an amazing group of people and I am very thankful for all their help.”
Entry is just €100 per team of 4. A timesheet is now in operation and teams can register by calling Western Alzheimers office in Goff Street, Roscommon on 090-66 27816 or Strokestown Golf Club Captain, Gerry King on 087-2071520. Tee, hole and prize sponsorship are also welcome.
“We’ve kept the entry fee very reasonable so that lots of teams can get involved” concluded Cllr. Murphy “so get out the golf gear, even if it hasn’t been out in a while, and let’s look forward to a fantastic weekend and raise lots of funds for Western Alzheimers”.
Services Manager for Western Alzheimers in Roscommon Noeleen Rudden expressed the organisation’s appreciation at being involved
“We’re thrilled to be benefitting from this first ever Mayor’s Golf Classic and the money raised from the weekend will help us continue our home support and respite services to the people of County Roscommon.
We’re appealing to as many people as possible to come out and play a few holes in this stunning setting here in Strokestown.”
Further details and event information can be found on Western Alzheimers Facebook page or on www.westernalzheimers.ie
Issue dated: 22 June 2012
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