WESTVILLE – When Allan Stewart was asked why the MacDonald Cup for palliative care is such an important charity to him, his words came easily.
“The work that the people of the palliative care do on a daily basis is truly inspiring,” he said. “Caring for the terminally ill must be a very challenging job. Seeing the family and friends visit someone who may never come home must be very tough, but they do it day after day after day.”
The 15th annual MacDonald Cup in memory of Walter MacDonald will be played at Glen Lovat Golf Club this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. As of a week ago, there were three spots still available for this year’s event.
There will also a MacDonald Cup fund-raiser on Saturday at the White Tail pub featuring comedian Jimmy Flynn.
Opening for Jimmy Flynn will be Little Smoke with special guest Paul Tupper.
Stewart also donated two VIP tickets for the 2017 Cavendish Beach Music Festival.
Tickets for these passes will be available at the Jimmy Flynn event.
“Walter MacDonald was a very special friend to me,” Stewart said. “I knew him all my life. We worked together, played hockey and had some special times on the golf course. Walter took up the game of golf late in his life. He got really good, and then he got really sick. It was a sad day when we learned Walter had terminal cancer. (Stewart’s partner) Sue and I were fortunate enough to win the MacDonald Cup on two occasions and I wouldn’t trade that trophy for the (British Open) Claret Jug.”
Those wishing to golf or for tickets to the Jimmy Flynn event may call Marlee MacNaughton at 396-6394 or Marlene MacNaughton at 396-1483. Marlee MacNaughton can be contacted for more information.
From left: 2016 MacDonald Cup volunteer Rob Rondelet accepts a $2,500 cheque from long-time palliative care supporter Allan Stewart. (Submitted photo)