Jack's lads swing into action
A family of golfers are celebrating after winning the annual BRACE Golf Day in memory of their late father Jack Marshfield.
The winning team, made up of Jack’s sons, Tim and Jon Marshfield and their sons Tom (aged 20) and Billy (aged 16), beat 22 other teams to lift the trophy. The competition held at Henbury Golf Club raised at least £3,500 for BRACE.
Jack died from the disease in 1993 and his widow Susan Marshfield, from Winterbourne, is about to step down as a Trustee of the charity after eight years of service.
Susan said she was delighted by the result. “It’s wonderful that my time working with BRACE could be topped off by my lads wining the trophy – my husband Jack would be very proud of them. We’ve had such a fantastic day, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere was so supportive. Thank you to everyone who took part.
“I first heard about BRACE when my husband attended a memory disorder clinic that they raised £250,000 for. So many people benefit from the much needed work that BRACE funds that I was determined to be a very hands-on trustee and have been actively involved in as many activities as possible.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better end to my work with BRACE.”
BRACE Chief Executive Mark Poarch said: “This is a tremendous fundraising effort, and I would like to thank everyone at Henbury Golf Club for all their support over the years. The money that our supporters raise will help us eventually to find a cure for this terrible disease. I’d also like to say a huge thanks to Susan for all her hard work as a Trustee over the last few years. Her input has allowed BRACE to grow and become a vital fundraising charity for dementia research. We are pleased that, although Susan is stepping down as a Trustee in December, she will continue to help BRACE in other ways."