The inaugural Tim Healy Celebrity Classic in aid of Dave Whitaker, the event kindly sponsored by PinPoint Health & Social Care will be held at the impressive MacDonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club
The aim of the golf day & gala dinner is to raise funds for the ongoing care and rehabilitation of acclaimed actor and long-time friend, Dave Whitaker.
North East actor David Whitaker suffered a massive stroke during the interval of a performance of the Live Theatre / Soho Theatre production Utopia at the Soho Theatre in July 2012.
Since then, after being treated at University College Hospital in London, the RVI in Newcastle and then at Newcastle General Hospital, he has been unable to speak and has very limited movement, being paralysed down the right-hand side of his body, and has been living in a care home.
Intensive therapy sessions, not available on the NHS, are essential to enable him to regain some quality of life and his family, friends and colleagues have been fundraising to enable this therapy to continue.
The event is also dedicated to the memory of the late great Brendan Healy who sadly passed away early last year.