Leyland golfers boost Rosemere fund

ROSEMERE Golfers Against Cancer staged their 13th annual and biggest fundraising celebrity –am day and dinner at Leyland Golf Club.

Twenty-three teams contested and once again, former footballers were to the fore, including Alex Stepney, Duncan McKenzie, Andy Ritchie, Mark Paterson, John McGinlay, George Ross and Peter Sayer. They were joined by local entertainers including Stephen Bayliss and Tony Robinson (Tabu Duo).

RGAC patron Howard Bennett, Master PGA Professional and former coach of Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and many more, was guest of honour at the presentation dinner. Fellow Rosemere Golfers’ patron, comedian Norman Prince hosted the night where hundreds of pounds were raised through a charity auction and raffle. Bolton stand-up Terry Cotta provided the after dinner entertainment.

Once again, the group paid tribute to the main sponsors, John and Barbara Kelso, both keen Leyland golfers and supporters of the Rosemere charity.

Keith McIntosh, founder of Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, said: “Since 2001, we have been raising money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Once again, we have had a really successful event at Leyland Golf Club, it’s a fantastic venue.

“Next month, we move on to Morecambe Golf Club and later this year we have a showpiece event at Lytham Green Drive Golf Club. As we become even better known, we want to get all our local golf clubs involved in the cause!”

Amy Hilton, Area Fundraising Co-ordinator for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, added: “Raising money for this vital cause is one big team effort and it never stops. We are extremely grateful to the ‘Rosemere Golfers,’ every year they make such a difference – and have so much fun along the way.”

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation is based in the Radiotherapy Department at the Royal Preston Hospital. RGAC is the official golf fundraising group, funding cancer care throughout Lancashire and Cumbria. In the last two years they have raised more than £25,000.

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