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Josh Deegan Memorial Golf Day – More funds needed for RAH Burns Unit

22 March 2012 7,808 views No Comment

2012 Josh Deegan Golf DayFormer Sturt Football Club player, Unley High School student and much loved friend and colleague Josh Deegan was remembered at the 10th anniversary event of the Josh Deegan Memorial Golf Day at Belair Golf Course on Sunday, 26 February 2012.

The event, which has been held annually since Josh was taken by the 2002 Bali Bombings at the age of 22, raises vital funds for the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Burns Unit while providing the opportunity to remember one of many young lives lost by the tragedy. The golf day is now the single biggest individual contributor to the RAH Burns Unit.

Money raised through fundraising events is particularly important to the RAH Burns Unit – with funds raised from the Memorial Day in the past used to purchase special airbeds, a specially designed Hausted chair and support facilities to assist in the comfort of burns patients.

Fundraising for this year’s event is still ongoing, and this year they hope to raise a massive $30,000 for the RAH Burns Unit. This is double their previous highest annual contribution – a huge target for the 10th year!

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Adelaide Crows and Poer Power Signed GuernseysThe fantastic items up for auction include:

  • Adelaide Crows 300 Gamers
    Signed & Framed Guernsey
  • Adelaide Crows Signed Guernsey
  • Port Power Signed Guernsey
  • AFL Match Ball Signed by Essendon
    Coach (Hird) and Captain (Watson)
  • Brett Aiken Signed & Frames 2003
    National Road Series Leader Jersey
  • Casey Chambers Signed
    CDs, Book, & Clothes
  • Tag Heuer Women’s Sports Watch

Event organizer and long-time friend, Lee Kelly, said the Memorial Golf Day was a fitting way for family and friends to remember Josh while contributing to a good cause.

“After losing Josh I knew I had to find a way for all of those close to him to remember him each year, and it is amazing that we have been able to continue this for a decade and keep the legacy of Josh alive.” Lee said.

“The RAH and other similar burns units looked after so many of the Bali Bombings victims and unfortunately, it is likely they will be needed again down the track. We are thrilled to have donated almost $50,000 in the last 9 years.”

Tim Weatherald, Ben Nelson and Jade Sheedy

Tim Weatherald, Ben Nelson and Jade Sheedy

The Memorial Golf Day is supported by the Torrens Arms Hotel and Jacob’s Creek Wines, as well as many local businesses which have come on board to contribute to the event including People’s Choice Credit Union, Perks, Adelaide Crows, Adrian Brien Ford, Rockbare Wines and caterers Baba-Q. Former Sturt Football Club players Tim Weatherald, Ben Nelson and Jade Sheedy were there on the day too!

To help the event reach it’s ambitious target, jump onto ebay now and put in a bid or several. You can also help by liking the Josh Deegan Memorial Golf Day on Facebook following @JoshDeeganGD on Twitter and by sharing this post with friends.

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