Tim Healy, one of the north east’s best loved actors is taking to the golf course to raise much needed funds to help with care costs for a friend who started his career with Tim back in the 1970’s.
The inaugural Tim Healy Celebrity Classic, sponsored by PinPoint Health & Social Care will be held at the MacDonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club in Northumberland. All proceeds will go towards helping the family of actor Dave Whitaker who now needs constant care after suffering a stroke in 2012.
“Dave is a very good friend of mine, we started working with the Live Theatre Company in 1973 and we’ve been pals ever since. I was devastated when I found out he’d had a stroke and needs 24-hour care. It’s put a tremendous strain on his family having to find additional care costs and that’s why we want to raise as much money as possible, we want people to dig deep at the auctions and buy all these special prizes to help Dave and his family.”
The star-studded event on Thursday 7th September 2017, will see TV and Sports Personalities competing to play in a celebrity charity golf tournament. The event will begin with breakfast at 10.00 a.m. and tee off at noon, followed by a prize giving, gala dinner, live music and auction. Celebrity guests scheduled to attend include Snooker legend Willie Thorne, Football legend Cyrille Regis, three times world champion Darts player John Lowe, Game of Thrones actor Clive Russell, Comedian Jason Cook, Actor Adam Gillen (plays Tim’s son in Benidorm), other cast members of Benidorm and a number of former Newcastle United footballers. More names will be confirmed nearer to the event.
Tim is best known for playing Dennis Patterson in the television series Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Lesley in the ITV comedy-drama series Benidorm and Gastric in Still Open All Hours.
Organiser Karen Thornton Brown said, “We also have fantastic on course entertainment throughout the day to include a Hole-in-One five star holidays, Ladies European Tour star challenge, and a world-famous golf trick shot show. Each participant will also receive a personalised welcome gift upon arrival.”…
Teams will be four balls, with a shotgun format with trophies awarded to the top three four balls. For those guests who do not wish to play golf, tickets are available separately for the gala dinner, entertainment and auction.
Money can’t buy items will be auctioned in the evening with prizes including a VIP visit to the set of Benidorm, a day out at the studios of Open All Hours, A round of Golf with Tim and celebrity pals, and many more exciting experiences