On Saturday 24th April a whopping 95 people got up in the early hours of the morning to take part in Walk from Dark to Light – Charity Walk organized by 2021 Ladies Captain Denise Dunne, an on-course 5k walk to raise funds for Smile Charity; Children’s Cancer Charity, Bahrain. In order to raise awareness for mental health, Professor Charlotte Kamel – consultant psychiatrist, attended as Guest Speaker to talk about ‘Stigma & Mental Health’.
The event raised in excess of BD 4,000 for Smile Charity. Smile is dedicated to spreading awareness about children’s cancer in Bahrain and providing the social and psychological support to children cancer patients. Smile Charity, run solely by the exceptional volunteers, works hard to ensure the children keep on smiling!
A big thank you to all who turned up to support this great event and special thank you to our sponsors: DHL, RCSI, ESB International, Kevin & Denise Dunne, Dennis & Johanna Hassett, Frankie Dettori & Pat Cosgrove, Micheal Healy FIEI, LINESIGHT, Alf & Helen Nicholson and Carew and Bennett Consultants.
Ladies Captain Denise Dunne says “The event was a great success, I am so pleased so many people turned up to support the charity and I would like to say thank you to Professor Charlotte for raising awareness about mental health during this difficult time. Also a special thank you to all the sponsors who helped to raise such a great amount of money for Smile, this money will go a long way to helping the great volunteers provide support for the Children”
The Royal Golf Club will also be holding a second charity event to raise further funds for Smile Charity – the Bahrain Unity Challenge Cup, this charity golf event will be held on Saturday 22nd May.