Generous golfers boost good causes

Split Fairways: Bakewell Golf Club Ladies Vice Captain Janet Smurthwaite and Vice Captain Adrian Fewings present a cheque for �1760 each to Emily Evans, Corporate and Events Manager at Ashgate Hospice, Lynn Jackson of Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, Wendy Watson of the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline and Pam Perry of the Neo Natal Unit in Chesterfield after they raised a total of �7065.61 at a local charities golf day.

Split Fairways: Bakewell Golf Club Ladies Vice Captain Janet Smurthwaite and Vice Captain Adrian Fewings present a cheque for �1760 each to Emily Evans, Corporate and Events Manager at Ashgate Hospice, Lynn Jackson of Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, Wendy Watson of the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline and Pam Perry of the Neo Natal Unit in Chesterfield after they raised a total of �7065.61 at a local charities golf day.

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generous members of Bakewell Golf Club have provided a major windfall to four local charities thanks to the success of a golf day.

The charities golf day was held last month and succeeded in raising £7,065.61 to be split four ways, meaning Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield Neo-Natal Unit, the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline and Bakewell And Eyam Community Transport have benefitted to the tune of £1,760 each.

Adrian Fewings is vice-captain of Bakewell Golf Club and was tasked with organising the event.

He explained: “To raise £7,065 was a fantastic effort and just about doubled the previous record.

“One of the roles of the club vice-captain is to organise this event and so we were delighted it went so well. We had four charities that were chosen. Janet Smirthwaite, our ladies vice-captain, chose Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport and Ashgate Hospice.

“As for the other two, the neo-natal unit was where my son was 20 years ago when he was born prematurely so I wanted to choose that one, and my company Derbyshire Aggregates Ltd is the main sponsor of the breast cancer helpline.”

Adrian continued: “We had 28 teams of four who all paid £40 a team to play and, then in the evening, John Taylor of Fidler Taylor very kindly gave of his own time to host an auction, which raised another £2,000, which was very good of him. We also had companies and individuals who were tee sponsors at £50 a time so if you add all that together, you get a very good total.

“I’d just like to say a big thank-you to all of those who helped to make it into such a successful day.”

New members are always welcome, whether men, women, juniors, or as social members who want to use the faciities at Bakewell Golf Club.

Call the club on 01629 821307 for more details.