Bradley Walsh

Comedian and Actor

David Seaman Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic

Golf enthusiasts donate to tee-off alongside stars from the world of sport and entertainment for a few days of fun, whilst raising vital funds for various charities. Ex-England goal keeper David Seaman started the charity event with the help of his wife Debbie Seaman.

Taking place annually in Portugal's sun drenched Algarve at the Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort, the Charity Golf Classic has raised over one million pounds for UK charities.

Bradley Walsh at David Seaman Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic

In 2007 Bradley Walsh was the official Safe Hands MC for the event, the two-day competition sponsored by Hertz Car Rental was a massive success raising over £150,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust .

23 teams participated with the help of European Championship gold medal winner - Kriss Akabusi, former Arsenal footballers - Martin Keown, Graham Rix, Nigel Winterburn, Ray Parlour, Frank McClintock MBE and legendary goalkeeper and commentator - Bob Wilson, former Forward for Watford and England - Luther Blissett, ex Manchester United footballers - Lee Sharpe and Clayton Blackmore, former Wolves' striker - Steve Bull MBE, rugby players - Craig Chalmers and Paul Sampson accompanied by Paul's glamorous partner TV's - Kirsty Gallacher, presenter and regular supporter of the event - Anna Walker, former Eastenders actor - Craig Fairbrass, The Bill's - Chris Simmons and Karl Collins, singer - Dane Bowers, GMTV presenter and CF patron - Ben Shephard, actor and comedian - Vince Earl.

2008 the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK was the beneficiary. A lot of regular stars returned again to help rasie money including ex-Arsenal and TV commentator Bob Wilson, ex-England International David Platt, 1966 world cup winner Martin Peters MBE, Coronation Street favourites Bradley Walsh and Johnny Briggs MBE, actors Chris Fountain, Craig Fairbrass and Colin Salmon, TV presenters Kirsty Gallacher and Ben Shephard, and singers Dane Bowers and Gareth Gates.

The 22 teams competing in 2008 rasied £145,000.

2008 was the final year of the event to be called David Seaman Safe Hands Charity Golf Classic, from 2009 it was known as just Charity Golf Classic which was then televised on Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3.

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