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Crewe Golf Club’s year-long fundraising has enabled its members to donate £5422.35 to Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity.

The club’s fundraising activities included a captains’ auction, a Christmas coffee morning and various golf competitions over the twelve month period.

For the year of 2017 Crewe Golf captains Simon Davies and Carole Shapton looked for causes that all club members could relate to and specifically those close to the home community of the club.

Following a talk given by the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity, they decided the final total raised will be divided between the children’s ward refurbishment fund, the Macmillan Unit and the ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ dementia appeal.

Lady captain Carole Shapton said: “The choice we made to support Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity in the outdoor and indoor environment projects for patients was driven by every golfer’s appreciation of our own golf course and clubhouse.

“We know, if we are unable to play for any reason, the outdoors is what we miss most.”

Carole added: “We would like to say ‘thank you, thank you’ for the shared commitment and contributions from our members and visitors.

“Thanks also to the fundraising team for their encouragement and participation in our activities during our year.  We wish them every success in completing their projects.”

Carole Salmon, MCH community fundraiser, said: “We are delighted with the fantastic amount raised by the club and its members.

“It is thanks to the kindness of local organisations such as Crewe Golf Club that we are able to enhance the provision of first class healthcare within Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.”

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity is a registered charity that manages all money raised for, or donated to, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP).

 

Photo (L-R) Simon Davies, Crewe Golf Club men’s captain; Carole Salmon, community fundraiser; and Carole Shapton, ladies’ captain

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