September saw the return of the ever popular brainstrust Cup FootGolf Tournament, arranged, in large part, by Sarah and her husband Paul, and attended by teams from the three nations. This year, our Midlands Support Specialist, Jodie, went along to find out all about it.
In March 2018, Sarah was diagnosed with a meningioma. She reached out to brainstrust after searching for help and answers online, and has since received regular support from Jodie, as well as fundraising many thousands of pounds with the support of her husband Paul and their FootGolf Association.
FootGolf, for those who haven’t experienced it, is a hybrid of football with golf and uses a football and the rules of golf to challenge players to guide their ball into the larger diameter cups.
‘It was a real honour to be invited to attend the 2022 ‘brainstrust cup’ and to see a game of footgolf in action! Sarah and Paul Boulton have done some fantastic fundraising events for brainstrust and it was wonderful to see how much support they have behind them from the footgolf community. Sarah and Paul put in so much work to organise this event- not only for the footgolf matches but organising a raffle, brainstrust branded team kits and some beautiful brainstrust branded medals. I left the event feeling very inspired by Sarah and Paul and rather in awe of Sarah’s ability to manage an event like this in the way that she did – she was amazing.‘ – Jodie
Congratulations to England, this year’s winning team, and a huge thank you to Sarah, her husband Paul, and everyone who took part and supported brainstrust!
Sarah’s inspirational fundraising in support of brainstrust has also included her husband Paul getting a team of friends together to take on a Yorkshire Three Peaks trek, in addition to him completing the Manchester Half Marathon, and Sarah’s own Run, Row, Ride challenge to complete 30 miles in 30 days, all of which has seen them raise an exceptional total of over £12,600!
Sarah, we can’t thank you, and your family and friends enough for your generous support!