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Ex-Liverpool FC Players Tee Off For The Walton Centre Charity

FORMER Liverpool FC ‘Supersub’ David Fairclough and other legends took part in a golf tournament that raised more than £10,000 for The Walton Centre Charity.

Fellow footballers Jim Beglin, Alan Kennedy and Dean Saunders joined David at The Walton Centre Charity Golf Day which raises funds for the specialist hospital.

There were 16 teams of four that took part in the event at Formby Golf Club.

The winning team included Jim Davies – the High Sheriff of Merseyside, Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre Paul May, Dickon White and Graham Cunningham.

Porsche Centre Chester provided an incredible Hole-in-One prize – a Porsche 718 Boxster! There were valiant efforts to win it on the 10th hole but unfortunately no one got to drive away with the car on this occasion.

David Fairclough at Charity Golf Day
David Fairclough at Charity Golf Day

Former Liverpool FC player David Fairclough, who hosted the event, has had close ties and has been fundraising for the specialist brain hospital since his wife Jan sadly passed away in April 2011 after having a brain aneurysm.

David added: “It was a great day and I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who came and to our sponsors Investec and everyone who donated prizes – looking forward to next year already!”

Head of fundraising Madeleine Fletcher said: “We were delighted with the event – despite grey skies and the occasional drizzle, nothing dampened the spirits of our players who all enjoyed the beautiful and challenging course at Formby as well as the dinner in the evening.  Interest is already high for next year!”

The Walton Centre Charity’s golf day took place on Thursday 26 May at Formby Golf Club. To find out more about planned events or how to fundraise for The Walton Centre, email or visit

There will also be an opportunity to find out more about fundraising opportunities and discover how fundraising helps patient care at The Walton Centre’s Open Afternoon which takes place on Saturday 2 July. The Open Afternoon will have career talks featuring watermelon brain surgery, interactive stalls that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and much more. Entry is free but booking is essential for the careers talks. Call Communications on 0151 529 4374 to register.




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