Cory’s fundraiser will benefit centre

Alan Shearer with Cory Davison at a fundraising football match in 2011. Picture by Owen Humphreys

Alan Shearer with Cory Davison at a fundraising football match in 2011. Picture by Owen Humphreys

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A Blyth youngster who survived a brain tumour is to be reunited with a celebrity pal at his own charity golf event.

Cory Davison will caddy for former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer at the annual competition he organises.

This year’s Cory Cup will be in aid of the Alan Shearer Foundation and will take place at Bedlingtonshire Golf Club.

The ten-year-old, who is still recovering after an aggressive tumour was removed from his brain stem four years ago, has raised funds for good causes since his diagnosis.

Cory’s Dad Stephen said: “Cory and Alan want to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity, which Cory has chosen to support throughout the year after hearing about it as he has got to know Alan and they have become friends.

“Cory is delighted we are hosting the event at Bedlingtonshire Gold Club, where I play, and he has always loved visiting the course where everyone has been so welcoming.

“He turns 11 a couple of days before the event so it will be a lovely birthday treat.

“We would like to invite teams of four to join in the fun, with the entrance fee including a round of golf, meal and presentation of fantastic prizes, including golf equipment and a golfing holiday.”

This year’s fundraiser on Friday, May 22, will be the fourth time the event has been held.

A total of 72 players will compete as fourballs, with entrance fees of £100 per person.

To take part in the Cory Cup, contact Cory on 07437 781484.

Last year, Close House hosted the day in aid of Sara’s Hope Foundation.

Also a football tournament was held at Blyth Town FC for Princess Ellie’s Trust after the club hosted a similar event a year earlier.

Medics discovered Cory’s tumour when he was just six-years-old and the family were told he would need immediate surgery.

Surgeons were able to remove 80 per cent of the growth from Cory’s head and over the following months the youngster faced radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

He also suffered lasting damage to his senses and movement as a result of the surgery.

But is bravery has sone through ever since and he has devoted his time to helping raise funds and supporting good causes.

Newcastle’s Alan Shearer Centre supports people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.