Golf club’s support for foundation’s work
A WELCOME Christmas gift has been presented to the Rosemary Foundation by the two retiring captains at Liphook Golf Club.
A £6,000 cheque was handed over to the organisation which provides home nursing care for people with cancer and other chronically debilitating illnesses. The money had been raised at a series of fundraising events during the year.
Peter Mobsby, who has just stepped down after his year as captain of the men’s section, said the Rosemary Foundation was particularly close to the hearts of people at the club, having provided nurses to care for previous members who had fallen ill: “We are particularly proud of our association with the Rosemary Foundation as it is a locally-based organisation which does so much good work in this area.”
He said the presentation of the cheque was almost the final task which he and ladies’ section captain Gillian Howeth carried out at the end of their years of office.
He added: “The money has been raised by a number of special events and competitions. One of them was the captain’s drive-in, when participants were invited to mark the place where they thought the captain’s ball would land.
“We have also had quiz evenings and social events, and there have been collection boxes in the clubhouse and the changing rooms.”
Barbara Pettegree, of the Rosemary Foundation, said the presentation was a good example of the support that the organisation continues to get in East Hampshire.
“It is the community that keeps us going – without their support we couldn’t survive,” she said.
“It is the second time that Liphook Golf Club has chosen us as their favoured charity. Sonia Meredith chose us when she was team captain five or six years ago.”
Among recent fundraising events for the Rosemary Foundation were a street collection in Petersfield last Saturday, a fair at the Liphook Scout and Guide headquarters last month, and concerts ranging from Petersfield Chamber Choir to a performance by a ukulele band at East Meon village hall.
The foundation is already looking forward to another busy year of events in 2013, with one of the biggest being an Easter fair planned to take place at East Meon village hall on March 23.
“We will never get complacent, and as long as we strive to do our best I am sure the local community will vote with their feet and continue to support us by attending as many events as they can,” she said.
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