Following an extremely difficult time for everybody, especially charities, one erstwhile charity fundraiser took on his most difficult challenge to date when he played 4 rounds of golf a day for 5 straight days (June 15-19) whilst playing around 2000 golf shots and walking 130 miles, which took over 16 hours-a-day.
The painful 5-day stint saw Ramesh Parmar go through with a great sense of achievement, that he said “was well worth the pain.
“I have always wanted to carry on helping people in need after my dad passed away”, he said, “as he was a very caring and charitable man who always helped people, one way or another. He always found time to help.
“I raised money for some wonderful charities like Help Harry Help Others because they are a remarkable and caring charity.”
He played 16 rounds of golf in 2016 to raise £17,800 - some of which saw 57 HHHO cancer centre users taken on a trip to London’s West End to see the smash-hit show Mamma Mia, as well as taking a further 20 cancer centre users for a night out for the Birmingham Hippodrome’s Mama Mia production.
Ramesh was joined by 17 members and friends of the Enville Golf Club, in 2018, to play 18 holes of golf – after walking for 18 miles – raising £21,340 for Help Harry Help Others.
“Playing the rounds of golf raised £17,800, and it was a privileged to have taken 57 HHHO cancer centre users on a trip to London to see the West end Show Mamma Mia. We also had a night out to the Hippodrome to see the same show for another 20 cancer centre users.”
Following a difficult 2020, an excited Ramesh is more than making-up by continuing to help charities who have struggled through.
“This time around I have a team to help me get through this challenge,” he said, “and I would like to thank them all for their support.” 79% of the £20,000 target was raised, immediately after the challenge, by 186 supporters, raising a staggering £15,940.