Great charity effort by High Legh Park Captains
High Legh Park Golf Club’s Lady Captain Patricia Woods ended her year in office with a very special and proud moment.
Along with some of her helpers, she was delighted to hand over a huge cheque for over £15,000 to Jessica Harrington, the local representative for the Marie Curie charity.
Patricia said: “Together with my Captain Alister Cook we chose a charity which supported people, both patients and their families affected by cancer or other terminal illnesses. Marie Curie works slightly differently to Macmillan and provides support throughout such a difficult time, and because of the daffodil symbol it was a perfect match for us.
We were overwhelmed with the support we have received in the past year towards the cause and were staggered by the final amount that was raised.
Major fund-raising efforts were a Charity Golf Day supported well by local businesses, an Irish Evening on Captain’s day (because I am Irish), numerous raffles and auctions for fantastic prizes donated by members of the club, the club pros and personal contacts.
There were also ‘fines’ for going in the Captains’ bunkers selling baked cakes, serving refreshments and flower displays.
So many people at the club put in a lot of effort and have been amazingly generous but in particular the work of people like Isabella Dobson, Beryl Tench, Jane Walden, Dorothy Crerer, Rita Hesketh, Sue Watson, Lynne Allatt, Diane Livingstone, Jean Scudamore, our Vice Captains Neil Burke and Pamela Fahey as well as the Vaughan family and all of the staff at the club.
It was a charity which had touched the lives of many people and Jessica and her team were very supportive of our efforts.”