Dudsbury golf course hosts fifth charity day for Ben Harvey

MORE than 200 golfers came together to mark Ben Harvey’s tenth birthday, raising almost £17,000 for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

It was the fifth charity event held at Dudsbury Golf Club, held in memory of Ben, who died of cancer aged 28 in 2012.

The £16,859 raised for the RBH Cancer Unit brought the total to £96,215.51.

As tradition dictates, Ben’s wife Claudia started the day, followed by his 10-year-old son Finn, who was able to participate for the first time and led his own team – Harvey’s Army Juniors.

Lindsey Sturman, fundraising manager for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity, who attended the event, said: ‘It was a joyous but moving day, and the charity is honored to receive such incredible support. of the wonderful Harvey family.

“It was clear how special Ben was and how important this Memorial Day of Golf means to so many people. It was truly humbling and a privilege to be part of this celebration of Ben’s life.

“The golf tournament is a huge event to organize and the whole day went smoothly, which is a credit to Sue, Pat and Claudia who worked so hard to make it happen.”

Sue Harvey, Ben’s mum, added: “We are so lucky to have the support of so many of Ben’s golfing friends and others who are playing that day.

“Special thanks to Steve and Sarah Tripcony of the Parkstone Golf Shop and suppliers who provide all team prizes and to Luke Joy who hit numerous golf balls off the 15th tee to beat the pro.”

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