Over 100 friends, family and supporters teed off for three local families that have been impacted by cancer at the Friends of Dave Clemson Memorial Golf Day.
Mr Clemson, who was known as ‘Big Show’, lost his battle in 2016, leaving behind a wife and three kids, although since then a group of his closest mates have continued to band together and support the family, and the committee plan on going big.
Close mate and golf day organiser Dan Elsley said the support has been overwhelming.
“We raised $5000 on the day, and also gave away $5000 in donated prizes – no one left empty handed,” he said.
“Everyone had a great day and we have already had more sponsors come on board and more people signing up to play next year.”
While $2000 of the funds have gone back into the committee to start planning another Super 8’s cricket day in March and next year’s golf day after Mr Elsley soon came to terms with the enormity of organising and running these events.
The remainder was split between the Clemson family, a family in Gunnedah who also recently lost their father to cancer, and to Tamworth’s Amanda Hatch, as she battles breast cancer.
On the greens Bev Muller, Dean Muller, Thomas Moore and Jason Mihell took out the four man ambrose with a very handy round at the Tamworth Course, which was followed by a pig on the spit, a few cold drinks and plenty of great memories and stories.
Mr Elsley and the Friends of Dave committee are now looking to take that next step, and really chip in for local families faced with similar battles.
“We really want to start up a local charity that is all about helping families with children affected by cancer,” he said.
“We already look like being at least 50 per cent bigger next year, but I think we can grow to be the biggest charity event in Tamworth.
“We are not about finding a cure, other people can do that, we just really want to give us much support out locally as we can.
“If we can get the right people behind us we can build something that really makes a difference.”
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