WITH fun and fundraising to the fore in 2015, an enthusiastic group of golfers crowned another successful year with an impressive presentation as a local cancer charity held a ‘thank-you’ party.
Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, now in its 15th year, handed over an impressive cheque for £12,500 to the Preston-based Rosemere Cancer Foundation at its annual Supporters Christmas party, held at Preston North End, recently.
RGAC founder and chairman Keith McIntosh underlined: “In difficult economic times, fundraising doesn’t get easier, but at the end of another great year, we are delighted to be able to support the Foundation with this money. Throughout 2015 we have raised money through events at Blackburn, Leyland, Morecambe, Chorley, Stoneyhurst, Shaw HIll and Lytham Green Drive golf clubs. As ever, we are grateful to everyone who has contributed and helped in any way.”
Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer was founded in 2001 by Leyland golfer Keith McIntosh, who wanted to combine his love of the sport with support for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Amongst its patrons, the group includes former European Tour winners Paul Eales and Lora Fairclough, leading professional caddy Phil ‘Wobbly’ Morbey and former BBC presenter and ex-frontman of the Houghton Weavers, Norman Prince.
Sue Thompson, chief executive of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Over the years, through a regular programme of events, Rosemere Golfers have raised many thousands of much-needed pounds for the charity. They are a fun group who strive tirelessly to help the cause and we are sincerely grateful for all they contribute.”
Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer already has a whole series of events planned for 2016 with an ambitious aim to top this year’s cheque.
For more information contact Keith McIntosh 01772 462685.
Pictured is RGAC chairman Keith McIntosh presenting the cheque to Amy Hilton, Central Lancashire fundraising co-ordinator for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.