Sporting celebrities & legends from the world of Golf, Football, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket and the entertainment industry gathered in support of the Sir Ian Botham Charity Golf Classic Grand Final at the Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club between Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th October, 2009. The event raised in excess of 65,000 Euros for Leukaemia Research.
Steve Richardson, Paul Way, D.J. Russell, Martin Poxon, Vinny Samways, David Lloyd, Steve Cram MBE, Jeremy Lloyds and Sir Ian Botham himself were just some of the keen celebrities and professional sportsmen at the resort to captain their amateur teams of 3 to compete for this years trophy; playing 36-holes over two days.
Leukaemia Research was established in 1960 and is the only national research charity solely devoted to leukaemia and related blood disorders in both adults and children. The charity is committed to improving treatments, finding cures and learning how to prevent leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and other lymphomas, myeloma and other related blood disorders, which are diagnosed in 24,500 people in the UK every year. Its work depends entirely on voluntary donations.
Proceedings commenced on Thursday with a welcome BBQ and team draw announcement followed by a ‘Frank Sinatra’ tribute evening held at the Resort’s ‘Crocodile Club’.
SunTalk radio show presenter Jon Gaunt was broadcasting live from Desert Springs during the tournament carrying out live interviews with the celebrity team Captains. To listen to his interviews with Sir Ian Botham, Vinny Samways, David Lloyd, Steve Richardson and Steve Cram MBE click here.
After two competition rounds, the eventual winners with a combined total of 174 stableford points were the team led by former European Tour and Ryder Cup player Steve Richardson, partnered by Mark Noble, Collett Sabona and Tom Ford.
The Gala Dinner was held at the award winning El Torrente Restaurant, with entertainment being provided by ex talkSPORT Radio presenter Paul Breen Turner, ably assisted at the charity auction by Steve Cram MBE where some incredible items were on offer, including the opportunity to attend the 2010 Ladies Wimbledon Final with lunch in the member’s dining room with David Lloyd, which fetched 21,000.00 Euros.
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