Davida’s Day - 24-hour golf marathon

St Mellion International Resort Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SD
United Kingdom

You are invited to support six hardy golfers who will play right through the night in a 24-hour charity golf marathon at St Mellion International Resort, raising funds for children and young people with cancer.

Davida’s Day - 24-hour golf marathon

Among them will be the husband and father of 35-year-old Davida Gass, who died in November 2014 after battling pancreas and liver cancer.

The event will tee off on the resort’s Kernow Course, a former European Tour host venue, and play will continue non-stop for 24 hours, with the final 18 holes on the resort’s world-famous Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

Spectators are being encouraged, and collections are being made both before, during and after the event for the CLIC Sargent.

Family continue Davida's work

Five years before Davida was herself diagnosed with cancer, the Gass family was rocked when they learned that their baby son Foster, aged only three months at the time, had a life-threatening tumour.

Foster went through prolonged treatment and despite being given just a 20% chance to live, he is now an energetic seven year old boy.

Davida had thrown herself into supporting CLIC Sargent by way of thanks for the support received, and now her family and friends have pledged to continue her work to raise funds for the charity.

Davida’s father, ex-Aston Villa football legend Allan Evans, will play in the event which has been organised by PGA golf Professional Darren Gass, Davida’s husband.  Darren, Allan and their friends aim to raise over £10,000 for CLIC Sargent.

Incredible courage and strength

Darren said: “Davida showed incredible courage while Foster was going through his treatment, and she showed the same strength when she was faced with her own individual challenge.

"CLIC Sargent was very precious to her, so I urge as many people as possible to donate to our page on JustGiving.

David Moon, PGA pro and golf manager at St Mellion International Resort, said: “Darren and Davida’s dream was always to have a family, but almost immediately after their baby was born, life started to set them the most difficult challenges imaginable.

“So while Gassy himself has been a rock for thousands of golfers at St Mellion over the years, this is a good time for everyone who knows him to show their gratitude, and to support him and the lads as they raise money for charity in Davida’s memory”.

The finale will be at 6pm on the final hole of the Nicklaus Course, and there will be an informal gathering in the Nicklaus Bar afterwards to which all are invited.

Get involved

For more details, and to attend the challenge, please contact event organiser David Moon on 01579 352 006.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Georgina Reed on 01392 314 672 or email: georgina.reed@clicsargent.org.uk.

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