TORRIDGE & DMCC
Over £759 raised at our Rene Pearce Charity Trial!
This year’s Rene Pearce Charity Trial took place once again in hot sunshine. Host John Sabotig together with Robin Thorne, Mark Trewin and Stuart Cann prepared an excellent mixture of sections through the woody valley at Hessaford Farm. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, club members and visitors alike, turning out to support Myeloma UK our chosen charity for this season.
Each year in the UK approximately 5,700 people are diagnosed with myeloma.
Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a blood cancer. At any one time there are 24,000 people living with myeloma in the UK including our own club member Mick Thompson. Myeloma accounts for 15% of blood cancers and 2% of all cancers.
Myeloma UK myeloma.org.uk was set up to provide information, support and advice to sufferers of this insidious disease.
A fantastic £759 was raised via entry fees, donations on the day and from well-wishers.
Hosts Gill and John Sabotig said “We are very pleased with the amount raised and would like to thank everyone who contributed for their kind generosity. We have hosted the Charity Trial for more than 16 years, which has now raised over £14,093 for a variety of good causes.”
Club Chairman Allen Boycott added “The Rene Pearce Charity Trial is a long running and important feature on the club's annual fixture list. My thanks to John & Gill, and to all those who competed or officiated, for raising awareness and funds for this important charity ”.
From L to R: Helen Soby, Mark Trewin, John Luckett, Gill Sabotig, John Sabotig, Robin Thorne, Stuart Cann and Allen Boycott