On 4 July golfers from Lancashire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Wiltshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Mexico played in the Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund’s Charity Golf Day.

Those playing at Dore and Totley Golf Club enjoyed one of the country’s top 50 fun courses.

John O’Dea (left) presents Mount St Mary’s winning team Captain, Lesroy Weekes, with Newbridge Silverware prizes, with Joe McNally (right)

  The team prize was won by Mount St Mary’s School, Spinkhill.  Second place went to a Lancashire Team led by Fr Richard Howard.  Prizes were won by players from Manchester and Lancashire with Dr Bertie Napier of Bishop Stortford making the best individual score.

John O’Dea presents the best individual prize to Dr Bertie Napier – John O’Dea Cup and Newbridge Silver Picture Frame – with Joe McNally (left)

  An excellent presentation dinner, which was attended by parishioners from Our Lady and St Thomas’ Parish, Sheffield, rounded off the day.  The event raised £2,485 for the Hallam (Bethlehem) Fund.

The Charity’s President, John O’Dea who is terminally ill, cancelled his chemotherapy to support the event.

The winning team, L to R, N Blenkarne, John O’Dea, Paul O’Dea, Jonathan O’Dea

  In September another golf day in support of the Fund was held at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.  An international array of golfers assembled.  A dreary day made golfing heavy going but an excellent presentation dinner and an auction rounded off the day, which raised £14,040 for the Fund.

John O’ Dea presents the only local winner, J Stimpson, with the prize for the longest drive

  John O’Dea, aged 78, again cancelled his chemotherapy and this time he was on the winning team.