Pay What You Like at Bamburgh Charity Tournament
Music legend, Jon Bon Jovi runs community restaurants in New Jersey were the diners pay what they believe the meal to be worth, which has raised money for his Soul Foundation that helps to fund housing and shelter for homeless people. Bamburgh Castle Club are following that particular charity method for the Dyslexia North East Golf Tournament.
One of the trustees of the Dyslexia North East charity is Robbie Redpath, a successful Northumberland entrepreneur and a former conditioning coach in professional rugby.
Robbie is organising the Texas Scramble tournament on Friday September 8th and says: “I am leaving it up to the golfers to decide how much to pay for going round our lovely course and the food, which is always top notch.”
“I have a lot of faith in human nature, especially among golfers.
“All any player who wants to compete needs to do is to get a fourball together and then either phone me on 07843 557302 or email me on email@example.com.”
Robbie, who lives in Gosforth and is also a member of Close House, pointed out that a test for dyslexia in some cases can be in excess of £600.
Although available on the NHS, the process is complex and time consuming.
“Many parents rely on getting funding advice from charities like ours”, said Robbie. “They also badly need our assistance in coping with difficulties day by day.
“Generally speaking, getting a diagnosis and help for your child or a young person can be a challenging and frustrating process.
“Typically dyslexia sufferers are highly talented and creative people – like Sir Richard Branson and the racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart.
“But many struggle through life never getting the help they need. That’s where Dyslexia North East comes in.”
Robbie’s wife Sonia and 13-year-old son Jason are dyslexic as is the ambassador for the charity, Chris Handy, an England international golfer from County Durham.
Chris cannot play in the tournament. He is on a US college golf scholarship at Oakland University in Michigan.
He said: “Charities like Dyslexia North East take a lot of the stress out of life for people like me.”
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