Golfers have raised over £5,000 for hospice

Words and photos by Dave Barry 

Scarborough golfers have raised over £5,000 for Saint Catherine’s.

North Cliff Golf Club staged numerous events throughout the year ending in September.

The captains of its men’s and ladies teams, John Holborn and Janet Hall, both chose the hospice as the beneficiary of their fundraising.

John’s main event was the captain’s weekend at the end of June. A silent auction raised £1,200.

John says the idea came from his son Daryl Kelly, who is the resident professional at a club near Bristol.

Lots included a professional golf bag, four-ball vouchers, two paintings, a putter and various items donated by members.

Janet’s main fundraising events were a coffee morning in November and a fashion show by Moments of Huntriss Row in March, which raised about £600.

The other events included a make-up demonstration with generous help from Body Shop and various smaller activities; a Halloween event raised about £140.

The club’s 400 members supported the fundraising by attending events, buying raffle tickets, making donations, etc. A jar on the club bar collected loose change.

Saint Catherine’s was chosen as John’s wife Lorna and another member, Pat Palmer, are volunteers at the hospice. Lorna is in Hackness Ladies Choir, which performed at the club in December.

All together, £5,212 was raised and presented to hospice fundraiser Debbie Kay.

The club’s new men’s captain, Colin Glaves, has chosen Prostate Cancer UK as his charity of the year. New ladies captain Sue Bower has chosen Mencap.