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The McCann-sponsored Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research Golf Day raises £7,500!

We are delighted to see that the recent Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research Golf Day at Ruddington Park Golf Club sponsored by McCann, has raised £7,500 in total!

It was an action-packed event with 50 teams taking part on a sun-drenched day that had the players reaching for refreshments, as they tried to win this prestigious annual competition run by the Nottingham Irish Golf Society.

We have sponsored a range of prizes for the tournament since its formation 21 years ago by Padraic Sweeney – who was a close friend of Willie Tunney – uncle to MD John McCann. Since then, the Irish Society has, along with McCann, managed to raise around £200,000 in crucial funds to help stock the Padraic Sweeney Laboratory in Nottingham City Hospital as well as supply the Renal Units at both the City Hospital and the Queens Medical Centre with important funds for research projects.

“It was a great day,” said the event chairman Willie Tunney. “McCann has been very good to us and has supported the competition every year since it started in 1996 as our main sponsor.”

“We would also like to show our appreciation to Charles Endirect Ltd, UK Diamond Drilling, Marshall Industries, Polypipe Civils, A K Trenchless, Birkett Electrical Ltd, CID, Digraph Transport Supplies, K R Leech, Keyline Builders Merchant, NAL Ltd, John A Stephens, Civil & Lintels and East Midlands Diamond Drilling who also supported us.”

The Ruddington Team of Jason Winter, Chris Chambers, Jason Chambers and J Lawes were the overall winners with 87 points.

The runners-up were the mixed team of S Cockayne, L Howd, D Kerry and W Kerry with 86 points.

The East Midland Diamond Drilling team of N Groves, D Swannick, B Burrows and R Taylor won the sponsors’ prize while prize for the best society score was won by K Clarke, M Doran, D Lindley and A Lindley.

Nearest the pin prizes were won by Ray Tassi and Chris Owens while top prize in the raffle (4ball at Chilwell Manor) was won by J Lawes.

Willie added, “Hopefully, the total amount will rise as we have pledges which we are still waiting for but we would, once again, like to thank everyone who supported the day and we look forward to seeing them all again next year”.

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