News

Golf fundraiser for injured soldier

  • On the mend: Private Ndavyah Williams continues to receive treatment at a hospital in Boston (Photograph supplied)

A golf event will be held to raise funds for a Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier who was left fighting for his life after he was hit by a car at a Covid-19 checkpoint.

Friends and colleagues of Private Ndavyah Williams hope to support the 26-year-old as he works his way back to health in a US hospital in Boston.

Desmond Nash, the president of Renegades Rugby Football Club, where the soldier is a member, said: “He remains in hospital in Boston where he continues to receive treatment and undergo regular operations for his injuries.

“During his rehabilitation, Ndavyah and his family are likely to incur a lot of additional expenses and ongoing costs beyond his normal medical bills.”

Mr Nash added that the event, to be held at the Turtle Hill Golf Club on September 12, was organised by the rugby world and Private Williams’s RBR colleagues.

Mr Nash said: “All funds raised will go towards supporting Private Williams as he bravely battles his way back to full health.”

Private Williams and his colleague, Private Kirk Wilks Jr, were manning a curfew checkpoint on South Road in Devonshire on June 29 when they were hit by a car at about 11.15pm.

They were rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Private Williams, the father of a one-year-old girl, suffered multiple injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Boston.

Private Wilks was treated for a broken leg before recovering at home.

The fundraising event at the Fairmont Southampton course will begin with shotgun starts at 8am and 1.30pm.

Entry is $500 a team and a hole can be sponsored for $1,000, which includes team entry.

A hole-in-one competition, sponsored by Rayclan Limited, will give participants a chance to win a Chevy Spark car.

Contact any member of Renegades RFC or visit the rugby club’s Facebook page to sign up.

A GoGetFunding page was set up in Private Ndavyah Williams’ name for people who would like to donate money without taking part in the golf competition.

Mr Nash added: “Please help him out in any way that you can. No donation is too small.”