This year’s Great Ormond Street Charity Golf Day will take place on Wednesday 15th September. The annual event, now a regular fixture in the diaries of many members of the greyhound racing community, will once again be held at Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club in Romford (Address: Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club, Horsemanside, Tysea Hill, Romford, Essex, RM4 1JU).

Teams of four are invited to take part @ £50 per player. The day will begin with sausage/bacon rolls and hot drinks at 8.30am before a first tee off at 9.30am. There will be refreshments at the 7th tee, a great 2 course lunch from 2pm together with a fundraising raffle and auction.

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020’s event was staged safely and successfully and was once again hugely popular amongst those wishing to support Great Ormond Street with over £16,000 raised for the charity and an additional £2,000 raised for a local homeless charity. Attendees included sports personalities Teddy Sheringham MBE and John Conteh MBE, and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.  Coverage of last year’s event can be seen here (Wapping Assassin TV – 2020 Golf charity day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital – YouTube) in a feature filmed for the ‘Wapping Assassin’ YouTube channel.

Former greyhound trainer, industry legend and organiser of the event Maurice Newman, who has been raising funds for Great Ormond Street for over 50 years said:

“Great Ormond Street is a charity that means a lot to me.  My sister was successfully treated with the then revolutionary drug Penicillin in the 1940s and my family have been fundraising for GOSH ever since. They do fantastic work.  Every penny raised at these events goes directly to GOSH, and they show you exactly how the money has been used and how it has helped the hospital, staff and children.

“We can’t do it without the help of all the people that attend these events and support us, and I’m extremely grateful to them.  This event is a great day for a great cause.  It’s always very popular – book now to make sure you get a space!”

To enter a team or pair for this year’s event, call Beth at Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club on 01708 381108.

Commercial sponsorship is available @ £500 per hole, including all day hospitality for sponsors. To book, call: Maurice Newman on 07932 021791 or John Fox on 07740 454763.  Support is also welcome for any donations, raffle prizes and auction items.

Anyone who cannot attend on the day but would like to donate can do so online by searching for ‘NewmanGolfDay2021′ on

NB: Prevailing Covid-19 protocols will be followed.