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29 September 2022

Charity golf day to support Day One

by Dave Nichols

DOTS Stryker Golf Day Chris Neenan

BUDDING golfers from across Yorkshire are being encouraged to swing into action for a charity golf day to support Day One.

The fun team event will take place at Fulford Golf Club, in Heslington, York, on Wednesday 12 October to raise money for families who have suffered life-changing injuries. Day One helps patients and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries because of accidents and incidents such as road crashes, falls from height, and stabbings.

Day One was set up by trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Professor Peter Giannoudis from Leeds General Infirmary – home to the region’s Major Trauma Centre (MTC). The charity has caseworkers based in MTCs, working alongside NHS staff on the ward to support patients and their families as soon as they need help, by providing practical, emotional and financial support.

Day One can go beyond the scope of the NHS by providing emergency funding for things like accommodation, clothing or specialist equipment, legal and welfare benefits advice, counselling, and befriending through its dedicated team of Peer Support Volunteers.

The event is being organised by staff at medical technology firm Stryker, which provides equipment and training to trauma surgeons and hospitals.

Around 10 teams have already signed up for the charity golf day, but we're appealing for more people and businesses from Yorkshire to join.

Tee-off times start from 11am and entry includes bacon sandwiches and coffee on arrival, a round of golf (Texas scramble format) and challenges, followed by a two-course dinner, prize presentation, raffle and auction. Prizes so far include a signed Leeds United football shirt and a round of golf and drinks with former England cricket captain Ian Botham.

Entry is £450 per team of four. For more information visit our events page, or contact Chris Neenan via or 07970 084428.

“We’re thrilled Stryker is supporting Day One by organising such a great event at a beautiful location. Money raised from days like this make such a difference to our charity – helping ensure we can be there for even more people who suffer life-changing injuries, whenever and wherever they need us.”

Kirsty Christmas, Day One fundraising manager

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