Charity golf day in memory of soldier who died of leukaemia

Jenny and Stuart Rasbeary at Buckingham Palace.

A charity golf day will take place next month in memory of a local soldier who died of leukaemia.

Staff Sergeant Stuart Rasbeary, from Richmond, died in 2017 aged just 35.

A golf competition in his memory will be held at Richmond Golf Club on May 31,

Stuart’s wife Jenny said they had decided to organise a fundraising event Stuart would have loved to have attended.

All proceed will go towards blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

Jenny has pledged to raise £120,000 over the coming years for the charity, saying she wants to prevent other people having to go through such devastating life-changing events themselves.

Jenny and Stuart’s best mate Dan McCann ran the Great North Run last year raising more than £2,800 for Bloodwise.

She added: “You can help her with this pledge by putting together a team of four for a Texas Scramble 18 Hole competition for just £100.

“The money will not just give you a great game of golf, but it will also be a really enjoyable social event with bacon butties and tea/coffee to start off and refreshments and cakes at the halfway house.

“Other competitions such as the longest drive and nearest to the pin will be taking place with a great many prizes available including first prize of a four ball donated by Rockcliffe Hall up for grabs.”

If you are interested in taking part in the event, or are a local business and would like to sponsor a hole, email to find out further information.