In memory of the beloved Jodie Wilson, family and friends organised a charity Golf Day on 28 July to raise money towards research into Amniotic Fluid Embolism; a rare and tragic pregnancy complication in which amniotic-fluid, fetal skin or other cells enter the mother’s blood stream, which trigger an allergic reaction with heartbreaking results.
Tragically Jodie lost her life to this condition while giving birth to her second child in 2014. Since that dreadful day her family and friends have committed to raising money to fund our research into this rare condition so that other families won’t have to go through the same pain as those close to Jodie.
Tim Robinson, Jodie’s brother in law welcomed 19 teams of keen and excited golfers to a delicious breakfast of bacon rolls and coffee at the attractive Chichester Golf Club. Eager to get going, each team started on a different hole with a shot-gun start hoping they would win the Jodie Wilson memorial cup.
There were also prizes for the nearest the pin, longest drive and straightest drive up for grabs so competition was lively!
Spirits were not dampened even when there was a torrential downpour for the last two holes and then everyone congregated for lunch and the usual post-match discussions about who were the worthy winners.
There was plenty of time for fundraising with an auction and a raffle and the day was generously sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Chichester.
Jenna Robinson, Jodie’s sister commented, ‘What an amazing day it was! Team Jodie would like to thank all of the golfers that took part, all of the companies that sponsored a hole or donated a raffle prize and the fab Chichester Golf Club. We had a very successful day!’