Golfers from across the UK flocked to Ramside Hall in County Durham on July 1st 2011 to take part in PC David Rathband’s 1st Annual Golf Day & Gala Dinner. Blue Lamp Foundation patron Duncan Bannatyne was there showing his support, and even offered to carry PC David Rathband’s clubs whilst they made their way round the 18-hole course. Speaking to the gathered press, Duncan said
“I just thought he (David Rathband) was so inspiring. Here is a man who has been shot in the face and blinded and he’s set up a charity to help other people. Davids target is to raise £1million in three years, I don’t know how close he is to making that target but he’s making good money and he’s started to distribute money for the first time.”
The golf was followed by a sold out black-tie gala evening. Over 600 guests, including national and regional famous faces such as Loose Woman Denise Welch and husband Tim Healy, Faye Tozer, Duncan Bannatyne to North East radio legends Tony Horne, Goffy and a bundle of ITV Tyne Tees cast.
David gave thanks to Gaudio during the presentation (see video below) for donating the fantastic trophy made especially for the event.
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