Zaun Charity Golf Day
Steve, who is also marketing manager for security fencing systems manufacturer Zaun Limited, organised a Security Industry Charity Golf Day at Walsall Golf Club that raised another £8,300. He plans to make it an annual event.
Michael died after suffering a cardiac arrest in his sleep on 25 November 2015 while working in Dubai, aged only 20. The family believe he died of Dead In Bed syndrome, associated with type 1 diabetes.
Michael had lived with the condition since the age of four, but never allowed it to prevent him achieving his goals.
Dad Tim said: “Unfortunately, Michael will never see the positive impact his life has had on so many people young and old. His infectious personality led him to inspire and motivate people to believe they can achieve whatever they desire.
“He believed that the barriers we come up against in life are there only because we put them there. Remove them and anything is possible.
“We as a trust want to do anything we can to stop any other families from having to go through this heartache so we will be raising funds for Diabetes UK to help to try to find a cure.”
Steve added: “We want to say a massive thank you to all of the sponsors and teams at the golf day – and give a nudge to them to come back again next year!”
Appropriately, the foundation team won the event, with GMS second and Binns Fencing third. Chris Gould of PWS Ballistics Screens hit the longest drive and Chris Todd of Major Events International won nearest the pin.