A night to remember... Silhillians Sports Club hosted
a charity night on 26th February raising over
£6,000 for three charities raising awareness for
Myeloma- a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type
of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow.
Raising money from ticket sales, auction and raffle
the night was a great success raising over £2,000 for
Ward 19 at Heartlands Hospital, Myeloma UK and the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation. Patrick Grace, General Manager at Silhillians Sports Club said "The night was a great success to raise so much money for three great charities. For one night to raise such a large amount is a great achievement and I want to thank everyone involved for their very generous donations and time taken in making it a night to remember. The staff and attendees at Silhillians were a credit to the club and supported the event whole heartedly."
Stiliyan and Paulina Petrov donated £20,000 towards Birmingham Children’s Hospital in their paediatric oncology department.
The money will go directly towards life saving research into leukaemia and blood cancers. The 36-year-old, whose battle with leukaemia led him to retire from club and international football, pledged the money to help find a cure for the devastating cancer.
Father-of-two Petrov said: “As much as I love meeting patients because I went through something like that, I don’t want to see kids going through something like that because I know it’s hard for them and their parents.
“If you find a cure, we wouldn’t have this situation. Kids should have the right to enjoy their childhood and not go through something like this.”
Paulina said: “After being by Stiliyan’s side throughout his treatment, and being a mother myself, I couldn’t help but think how dreadful it must be for children going through this terrible illness – how confused and scared they must be and how devastating it is for the parents.
“Birmingham Children’s Hospital is committed to helping young people and their families through these horrendous times, supporting and caring for both the child and their parents.”
Read more about the day on The Birmingham Mail
Nearly 200 golfers took to the Tee to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Teenage Cancer Trust and The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation in Moor Hall’s 6th annual Charity Golf Pro-Am raising £23,000.
On Wednesday 24th June, Moor Hall’s prestigious fairways in Sutton Coldfield Birmingham were treated to some fine golf but unlike most tournaments, the aim of this day wasn’t to hit greens in regulation. 44 PGA professionals and over 132 amateurs flooded the fairways to raise money and support those affected by cancer.
The day was permeated with passion and pride from golfer and business sponsor alike.
Barclays were the main sponsor of the day, supported by BMW Sytner Sutton Coldfield, Audi Wolverhampton, Scolmore International and Mayflex. BMW and Audi presented the players with the chance to win an Audi A3 Cabriolet and a BMW 1 series. Even ice cream was generously donated by ‘Joe Delucci’s’ to keep the players cool and collected as they took on the back 9.
As the scoreboard filled up with red and blue figures, players convened at the 19th hole on a glorious summer’s afternoon in anticipation of the evening’s speeches, prizes and charity auction. A selection of spectacular prizes were on auction, which inspired patrons to dig deep and donate to the important causes that the charities support.
These included four Champions League Quarter Final Football tickets, presenting the winner with a game of their choice. A limited edition (1 of 100) framed picture of the 2014 winning European Ryder Cup team, signed by the likes of Rory McIlroy, Ian Pou¬lter, Paul McGinley and Sergio Garcia.
Plus, full VIP hospitality at Aston Villa Football Club for four people, including a meal, for the first home game of the season against Manchester United alongside many more.
After losing his mother to cancer and recently becoming a father, Cameron Clark, Moor Hall’s PGA Professional, started the annual event in 2010. Cameron wanted to help other families who are affected by cancer and seeing the fantastic community spirit at Moor Hall he knew, as a club, they could collaborate to achieve something big.
He was joined in 2011 by Mark Jones, a member at Moor Hall Golf club, who lost his niece, Sophie, in a fight against cancer 5 years earlier. Mark introduced ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’ to this event and has been fund raising for this charity for over ten years.
Mark said “It is an amazing charity that continues to invest in new units, existing hospitals and wards to support teenagers and young people and their families in making their experience more comforting. Mark also, through business has worked closely for over 5 years with Birmingham Children’s Hospital and helped to raise some great funds with others for the care of brave young people and their families attending the hospital".
It is their passion for their chosen charities and the continued support of the Golf Club and its members that has built this success story. The event has gone from strength-to-strength raising over £85,000 in the last six years for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Teenage Cancer Trust, with The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation joining the event this year and contributing towards the best fundraising year to date.
The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation was delighted to be involved in such an inspirational event and was warmly received by Cameron, Mark and the Golf Club. During the evening, Stiliyan spoke about his personal battle with Acute Leukaemia and how his foundation has been supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital saying, “It’s our duty to help ensure a future for our children and that is something we can all do by supporting these great charities.”
Michelle Aucott, Regional Fundraising Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We really appreciate all the hard work that went into organising this highly successful event, and Teenage Cancer Trust are extremely grateful for all of the support and generosity shown by everyone who attended. At the moment, for every young person we can help, there’s another we can’t reach, so community fundraising events like this are vital in enabling us to reach our goal of supporting every young person with cancer.”
Elinor Eustace, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted to have been supported by Moor Hall’s annual charity golf day. The money raised will help make a huge difference to the lives of our brave children and their families as we continue our plans to improve our facilities – enabling us to treat even more children from Birmingham, the West Midlands and around the country.”
Played in front of a sold-out 60,000-strong crowd at Celtic Park on Sunday, September 8, 2013, Stiliyan's charity game between a Stiliyan XI and a Celtic XI was a huge success.
Current and former players, pop stars and celebrities joined together to help raise thousands of pounds for charity in a special challenge match.
The Stiliyan XI won 5-3 but the highlights were the ovations for Stan in the 19th minute and again at the end of the game - as well as the money raised for charities.
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In an emotional address to the crowd, Stan said: "You've made today special for me, my family and for all these players. Thank you very much. I said I wouldn’t cry but I couldn’t hold it. It was an absolute privilege. I’m just happy to see my family every day. Today I’m here with all these friends and the Celtic family. It’s incredible. Thank you for standing by me when I had the hardest time in my life."
Manager: Kenny Dalglish
Backroom: Danny McGrain, Roddy MacDonald, Alex Butler, Andy Smith, Jim Henry,
David Hartley, Charlie Singh
Players: Shay Given, Radostin Kishishev, Freddie Bouma, Marian Hristov, Chris Kamara, Nicky Byrne, Robert Pires, Dimitar Berbatov, Jamie Redknapp, Gabby Agbonlahor, Hristo Yovov, Paul Lambert, James Allan, Martin Petrov, Gareth Barry, Stiliyan Petrov, John Bishop, Habib Beye, Carlos Cuellar, John Terry
Manager: Martin O'Neill
Backroom: John Robertson, Steve Walford, Terry Gennoe, Tim Williamson, Graeme Reid, Allan Baird, Ian Sharp
Players: Tom Boyd, Momo Sylla, Tosh McKinlay, Jackie McNamara, Joos Valgaeren,
Bobo Balde, Henrik Larsson, Morten Wieghorst, Chris Sutton, Pierre van Hooijdonk,
Jorge Cadete, Tommy Johnson, Brian McClair, Bobby Petta, Didier Agathe, Neil Lennon,
Rab Douglas, Martin Compston, Stevie Graham, Warren Brown, Lubo Moravjic,
Johan Mjallby, Louis Tomlinson, Jordan Sailsman