Dave ‘Boy’ Green to swap boxing gloves for golf clubs in memory of former manager

Organiser Mike Dowling and Dave 'Boy' Green

Organiser Mike Dowling and Dave 'Boy' Green - Credit: Archant

A CHATTERIS boxing legend is taking part in a charity golf day in memory of his former manager.

Dave ‘Boy’ Green MBE, who held the British and European Light-Welterweight titles and the European Welterweight title, will be the star guest at the event in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK at Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre, in Pidley, on August 2.

His former manager, Andy Smith, died with Alzheimer’s disease in 2005, aged 79.

He said: “My old manager Andy (Smith) was very well respected in the boxing game and it was heart-breaking to see what Alzheimer’s disease did to him.

“Before he died, I would visit him every week in his care home - he was a really great manager and a good friend, so it was the least I could do.

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“I’m really looking forward to playing in the golf day to raise lots of money for the dementia research experts.”

More than 6,000 people in Cambridgeshire live with dementia today.

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Amy Byrne, community fundraising officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Every £20 raised will pay for an hour of vital research, bringing us closer to finding ways to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.”

The event at Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre costs £50 to enter and includes morning refreshments, 18 rounds of golf and a charity auction.

To sign up for the golf day, call Mikey Dowling on 07964 945342 or email enquiries@md-entertainments.com for more information.

To find out more about fundraising for the charity call 0300 111 5 777 or email fundraising@alzheimersresearchuk.org

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