Golf day in memory of St Albans man murdered in Uganda

AN INAUGURAL fundraising event for a fund in memory of a young man who was murdered in Uganda has raised over �2,500.

The Mark Lindgren Memorial Fund was set up by Mark’s parents John and Ann, of Battlefield Road, St Albans, and his sister Emma to help young people at schools and universities who want to fulfil their individual aims in life but for various reasons cannot afford to.

Mark was 23 when he died in 1999 having just left the University of Nottingham. He was on holiday before starting a permanent job and was among eight Westerners killed by Rwandan rebels after being seized in Uganda’s Bwindi National Park.

The golf day was held at the Mid Herts Club and the players were a mixture of friends of the family and their guests, school and university friends of Mark and such well known faces as Neil Bainton, the first-class cricket umpire, and Chris Sheasby, the England, Harlequins and London Irish rugby player.

The golf was followed by lunch and a raffle which was supported by a number of local businesses that donated prizes.

Emma described the day as, “a great success” and said the family was particularly pleased to have raised such a large amount at the inaugural fundraising event.