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Teams tee off in aid of brain cancer charity

David Lee

David Lee

A charity golf day held in memory of a much-loved husband from Windsor raised nearly £5,000 to help continue the fight against brain cancer.

Golfers and fundraisers turned out in force for the event at Burnham’s Lambourne Golf Club to raise money for The Kevin Ackling Fund.

Kevin passed away in October 2012 following a four-year battle with a brain tumour. Since his death, his widow Karen, who lives near Legoland, has been working tirelessly to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

A whopping 20 teams took on the 18-hole course with The Bald Worriers eventually sealing glory.

A host of fundraising activities also took place including an indoor putting competition and a raffle which included prizes donated from Legoland, Tesco’s Dedworth branch and Squires Garden Centre.

The event, which took place on Tuesday, May 10, raised £4,843, pushing the grand total of money raised since Kevin’s death to more than £41,000.

Karen said: “I’m very, very lucky that people keep supporting me year after year. It never fails to amaze me.”

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