Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Chorley Golf Club complete a range of fundraising activities for hospice

00289 19-04-2017Captains of Chorley Golf Club, Angela North and Peter Kay, have been supporting St Catherine’s Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society in a year of fundraising.

A range of different activities have been organised throughout the last year from dance nights, raffles, and fashion shows, to a walk across Morecambe Bay.

Angela said: “The fundraising activities we have done over the year were greatly received and everyone was very keen to get involved.

“We’d like to say thank you to Ruby Rose in Horwich, who we teamed up with for our fashion show, and who gave us 10% of what was made through sales for the charities.  A special thanks also goes to everyone who donated fantastic prizes for our raffle, they ranged from a £50 Tesco voucher, free car service, a two-night stay and entry to Warwick Castle, and more.”

Club members also donated in lieu of Christmas cards, and held a charity book stall.

Peter added: “My wife, Olivia Kay, was cared for by the hospice in 2013, following her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  The staff at St Catherine’s made us feel very welcome. Not only did they care for my wife but they also cared for us.

“On the day my wife was brought into the hospice, my son and daughter-in-law drove over from Sheffield. Later in the day when speaking to one of the nurses, she found out that we hadn’t eaten and not long after lunch was provided for us all.”

St Catherine’s fundraiser, Hayley Jackson, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Chorley Golf Club for supporting the hospice. Their support and donation of £1,585.80 not only raises awareness of our important work, but also means we’re able to continue providing specialised care to people facing life-shortening illnesses in Central Lancashire, when they need it the most.”