Brian Foden has run a Captain’s Charity Golf Day - affectionately known as Fodder’s Charity Event - at Alderley Edge Golf Club for 25 years and this year has reached his amazing total target of £100,000. On 17 September, 60 golfers took part in a very enjoyable and successful day of golf, a meal and a chance for further fundraising in the evening.
Brian spoke at the Golf Day meal and auction that evening about the charity golf events he has run during that time, making a very emotional speech.
He explained: “I just started the event in June 1996 after my mother died that March. She had used the ‘Mast Scanner’ at Macclesfield Hospital and we wanted to raise funds in her memory. I was only going to organise the one event, but everybody told me that I should carry on with this fundraising for different charities. And so the golf event carried on for the next 25 years.
“Over the years we have raised money for at least 15 charities, which are listed on the poster shown in the photograph, and finished in 2021 by supporting this year’s Captain’s Charity - Stockport MIND. On Friday 17 September 2021, through my final event, we raised a fantastic £5,200 which took us to our final total of £100,840, exceeding the original target of £100K.
“I have valued the fantastic and generous support from past Captains, individuals, members and companies who have been instrumental in our success - the full list is shown on the other poster. So, to everybody over the 25 years who played, helped, supported and donated prizes I send my thanks. Also to Alderley Edge Golf Club and all the staff for hosting the golf and the after-golf functions in the clubhouse. Finally, special thanks to my family - Angela, Jordan and Luke - for supporting the ‘Old Man’.”
The team prize winners on the day were Pete Burns, Jordan Foden, Ollie Lane and Luke Foden.