Davida’s Day is a great success

Six hardy golfers played through the night to raise approximately £10,000 in memory of Davida, to support children and young people with cancer.

Davida’s Day is a great success

The golfers completed a 24 hour golf marathon at St Mellion International Resort in memory of Davida Gass, who died of cancer in 2014.

Over 150 St Mellion members, plus family and friends, accompanied the six weary golfers up the 18th hole on the resort’s Jack Nicklaus golf course.

The final putt

On the final green, Davida’s husband and professional golfer Darren Gass gave an emotional speech of thanks to the gathered crowd after watching his seven-year-old son Foster hole the last putt in his mum's memory.

An auction afterwards featured sporting memorabilia such as a Chelsea FC shirt signed by the first team, a Manchester City shirt signed by Sergio Aguero, a Tour golf shirt signed by Lee Westwood and a cap and glove set signed by Ian Poulter.

A great achievement

David Moon, golf manager at St Mellion International Resort, said: “There were a few sore backs and blisters, but all six of us were proud to finish the 24 hour marathon – we finished 14 under par on the Nicklaus course by the end, which I think was a great achievement.

“The members at St Mellion were incredible. One of them even brought us tea and bacon rolls at three in the morning!

"The climax, at 6pm on the last green of the Nicklaus, was extremely moving, with young Foster holing the final putt in his mum’s memory.

“We are so grateful for everyone’s support, and we hope that people will continue to donate on our official Justgiving page."

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Georgina Reed said: “We are so appreciative of the support for Davida’s Day.

"It was wonderful to see the whole St Mellion community come together in memory of Davida, and in support of Darren and Foster.

“We would like to thank everyone involved, especially St Mellion International Resort and those who played their part in organising this fantastic event.

"It was an inspirational day which will make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer."

Find out more

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