Whitchurch United Football Club are shaking things up for their annual golf day, turning it into a charity event to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's UK.

Inspired by their club president, Gary Shaunessey, who is battling Parkinson's himself, the club aims to shine a light on this important cause while celebrating the team and upcoming season.

The event, scheduled for June 8 at Test Valley Golf Club in Overton, will be followed by drinks and a presentation evening at Longmeadow Sports and Social Club.

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The club said it will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Parkinson's UK, Gary's inspiring challenges documented on his website garyschallenges.com, and the future of the football club.

Gary, a pillar of the Whitchurch United community, has been battling Parkinson's but hasn't let it slow him down.

Awarded a CBE for his incredible charity work, Gary will be running a full marathon before participating in the golf day itself.

The club are also seeking help from the community to make the event a success. Anyone interested in getting involved with the golf day or the football club in general is encouraged to contact the club directly.

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The senior football team are also looking ahead to the new season after a period of transition. New players, sponsors, and volunteers are all welcome to join the Whitchurch United family.

For more information on the club and its teams, visit their website at whitchurchunitedfc.co.uk/

To support the Parkinson's UK fundraiser, donations can be made through the club's GoFundMe page: gofund.me/f280b7ed