Event for worthy cause

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Rotary Club treasurer Graeme Durward, Carolyn Stokes and Rotary Club community and projects director Ross Johnstone tee up for Cystic Fibrosis
Camera IconRotary Club treasurer Graeme Durward, Carolyn Stokes and Rotary Club community and projects director Ross Johnstone tee up for Cystic Fibrosis Credit: Sarah Ison Busselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton Geographe Bay Rotary Club is holding its inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Fun Golf Day next Friday, raising money for a cause directly affecting some of its members.

The event will be played across 18 holes and in teams of four, with cash prizes for first to third-place winners.

BGBRC community and projects director Ross Johnstone said part of the reason the club decided to donate was because the son of a local Rotarian had been diagnosed with the debilitating disease.

The boy’s mother, Carolyn Stokes, said the local fund-raising effort meant a lot to her and her family. “We need funds for research and for practical things to improve my son Jackson’s physical wellbeing,” she said. “Medication, trips to Perth, equipment to keep him healthy, it all costs and it can be really hard on families.”

Ms Stokes said it was fantastic to see the community rally behind the cause and was optimistic about the effects of fundraising efforts.

“Over the years I’ve seen what funds and research can achieve — the life expectancy of those with cystic fibrosis tests has increased, new tests have come out and while we don’t have a cure, we’re constantly looking to improve the quality of life of people like my son.”

The golf day starts at 10.30am on Friday, December 1, with the novelty events, prizes and lunch all included in the $50 per player or $200 per team ticket.

Register online or directly at Busselton Golf Club.

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