Charity golf day raises money in memory of Richmond soldier

A total of £3,766 was raised at the first Stuart Rasbeary Memorial Cup at Richmond Golf Club.

The event was held in memory of Richmond man Stuart Rasbeary, a staff sergeant in the British Army, who died from blood cancer in 2017 aged just 35.

The event was organised by Stuart’s wife Jenny and friend Dan McCann in aid of Bloodwise, the UK’s blood cancer charity.

Dan said “The day went brilliantly, and everyone had such a great time.

“We had so many people asking us to set it up again next year and we can’t wait to get started.

“Our final total of £3,766 was more than we thought we would raise and I want to say a huge thank you to all who have supported us in building on Stuart’s legacy, from players, corporate sponsors and all those who helped in the run up to, and on the day of the event.”

Danielle Richards, Bloodwise regional fundraising manager thanked Dan and Jenny for their  commitment to the Bloodwise cause.

She said: “We are humbled by the efforts of our supporters and their second to none commitment to beating blood cancer.

“Awareness of blood cancer is low, despite it being the fifth most common cancer and the third biggest cancer killer, taking the lives of more people than breast cancer or prostate cancer each year.

“Because of spectacular support from people like Dan, Jenny and all their friends and family, we forecast that as long as we keep funding, blood cancer will be a curable disease by 2050.

“That’s really something to work towards and we urge everyone who can to give and allow us to make this cure a reality.”

There’s still time to pop in a donation to this great cause via the Just Giving page at: