The Rushcliffe Golf Club prides itself on supporting charities. Each year the incoming Captains nominate their chosen charity(ies). Over the years a number of very worthy local and national charities have been helped with thousands of pounds worth of donations.
Each year we hold a Rushcliffe Charity Open in support of the Captains’ Charity(ies). If you wish to enter the please look on the Open Competitions page.
For 2020 the Captains’ Charity is the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. They provide specialist support, fund critical research & campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care & support to rebuild their lives. Specialist support includes, but is not limited to, emotional support, communication support & exercise-based rehabilitation. Thanks to improvements; you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago.
However, stroke is vastly underfunded compared to other medical conditions: For every cancer patient living in the UK, £241 a year is spent on medical research, for stroke patients it is only £48 a year. So, the money you raise will help in two keys ways.
Dave Wilson (Men’s Captain) and Jean Makin (Lady Captain) commented that 'The support from Rushcliffe Golf Club will help to support stroke survivors - Stroke Coordinators (currently there is 1 based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 6 in Lincolnshire) visit stroke survivors after they have left hospital to ensure they get the support they need. This ranges from physiotherapy and speech therapy, to Life After Stroke grants where they can apply for funding to adapt their home and need extra help, allowing them to be as independent as possible'.
'The money raised will help to fund Helplines and provide a vital life-line to those affected by stroke. The Helpline provided information and support to over 300 people from Nottingham in 2019. There are 15 Stroke Clubs & Groups within a 15 mile radius of Nottingham – led by trained volunteers to offer support in the community. In addition the money raised will also will help to fund vital, ground breaking research into stroke prevention and rehabilitation. So please give generously where possible'.