Thanks to John Gray and his Dorset golf club for their generosity, the Nystagmus Network will be able to continue to invest in research. John had no hesitation in nominating the Nystagmus Network as his captain’s charity of the year when he took up the reins as captain of Crane Valley Golf Club in 2017.
His choice was in honour of his young grandson, Caleb, also known by everyone as CJ. CJ was born with nystagmus. John’s goal was to raise awareness of the condition throughout the membership and beyond and also to raise funds for the charity.
John achieved both of these things, even meeting another family with a child who has nystagmus along the way.
CJ was there to help Grandpa with all the big club occasions, too. The highlight of the year was a fun day with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme and disco in the evening, with CJ as the guest of honour.
John’s year as captain ended this month with the AGM and presentation evening. Nystagmus Network trustee, Peter Greenwood, himself a keen golfer, went along to receive a cheque for £5,114.50
Thank you to everyone who contributed: Crane Valley GC members, friends and family, to CJ for helping and, especially, to John.