Golf day for brain disease charity

A family is holding a charity golf day to raise awareness of the brain disease which killed their mother.Corinne Walker, her brother James and their father John lost Pauline, 67, in July to the neurodegenerative disease called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

A family is holding a charity golf day to raise awareness of the brain disease which killed their mother.

Corinne Walker, her brother James and their father John lost Pauline, 67, in July to the neurodegenerative disease called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

Miss Walker said her mother died after a very strong and painful battle.

“We were horrified at the stages the illness presented and how little the medical profession knew about it, and even though in hindsight she had the illness for the last five to seven years, she was only diagnosed with it in April this year, three months before she died,” she said.


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“There is no cure for this at present and no known reason for how it is caused, so any awareness we can generate may go to help find a cure and support the PSP Association that raises money and supports those affected by the disease.”

Since Mrs Walker's death, the family from Old Buckenham, has raised more than £1,200 and they are now planning their first fundraising event at Diss Golf Club on Friday, October 24.

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More than 90 golfers will be attending and to help raise more funds the family is looking for sponsors and prizes to be donated for a raffle during the evening.

Anyone who would like to donate a prize for the raffle or sponsor a tee can contact Mr Walker on 01953 860005.

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