Teenage Cancer Trust were the official charity of the BMW PGA Championship 2015, which raised a record-breaking £100,000 following the huge success of 2015's event won by Korea’s Byeong-Hun An at Wentworth Club.
The final sum underlined the generosity of a number of benefactors, including the world’s leading golfers, amateur celebrities, sponsor partners and the general public, and ensures that patients under the care of Teenage Cancer Trust will receive the best possible support, treatment and chances of survival. The collective total of all the generous support from sponsors and spectators alike was then bolstered by a donation from the Tour Players Foundation to reach a record breaking donation for the BMW PGA Championship.
David Park, Charity Executive of The European Tour, said:
We at The European Tour are delighted to be able to announce the amount raised for Teenage Cancer Trust, thank you to everyone who contributed to the record grand total. Without the support of everyone from our European Tour Members, to sponsors and spectators, we would not be able to support such a worthy cause as the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital Surrey. Its fantastic to see the legacy created by our flagship event.
Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
I would like to say a huge thank you to BMW PGA Championship for raising such a tremendous sum of money last month. The funds raised will allow us to provide specialist care and support to young people with cancer. We have made huge progress in making sure that young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support but there is so much more to do. Right now, for every young person we help, there is another we can’t. Events like this help raise the funds we need to reach even more of the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 who receive a devastating diagnosis of cancer every day. On behalf of every young person with cancer that we support, I would like to say a big thank you to BMW PGA Championship for choosing to support Teenage Cancer Trust. We’re not a large charity and heavily rely on donations. We’re honoured to have been involved in such a prestigious event.