Friends tee off for local charity
A group of friends (Diana Rubin, Ruth Langdorf, Valerie Lemer, Julia Livingstone, Lindsay Blair, Robert Gastman, Johnny Lemer, Ralph Kossman and Richard Weitzkorn) put their golfing skills to the test for the third year to raise money in memory of their dear friend Mandy Fisher, who sadly passed away last year. Mandy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, prompting Mandy and her friends to do something worthwhile and fun to raise funds and awareness for the charities close to Mandy’s heart.
The friends set themselves the challenge of completing a 72 hole challenge in one day.
Eight golfers teed off at 5.30am on Monday morning starting at Finchley Golf Club then following onto Hendon Golf Club, Mill Hill Golf Club and finally finishing up at their home club Dyrham Park.
Diana, Mandy’s friend said “Mandy and I had been friends for over 40 years and nothing prepares you for losing a friend so young. Mandy was only 57 when she passed away in February last year having succumbed to Ovarian Cancer. Sadly, Mandy lost her battle and passed away in February 2016 surrounded by family and close friends at the North London Hospice. The care and attention Mandy received at the hospice was amazing and she wanted money to be raised from 2016 onwards for the hospice also.
There is so much that I miss with her not being here, the early morning phone calls, the games of golf, having a chat over a glass of wine, laughing, socialising, and family times together, the list is endless. Life with Mandy was never dull, her bubbly personality brought a smile to everyone’s face. In the whole time Mandy was ill, I never heard her complain once which was amazing after what she had to go through.
Mandy’s wish was for me and her mother Morella Kayman, to carry on what we had started together in 2015 and raise money for the causes that were close to her heart, namely Alzheimer’s, Ovarian Cancer Research and the North London Hospice whose care and attention to her were second to none.”
The group of friends are aiming to reach their target of £40,000 for North London Hospice, Alzheimers (Singing for the Memory) at Golders Green run by Jewish Care) and Ovarian Cancer via University of Oxford (Sarah Blagden’s Research Fund)
To make a donation go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mandysforebirdies2017