THE stars came out at Clitheroe Golf Club last week for the Marina Dalglish Charity Golf Day.
The event, organised by Superchannel, Clitheroe, to aid the Marina Dalglish Appeal – raising money for oncology centres – has gone from strength to strength, with 20 teams playing this year from all over the country.
Husband Kenny, manager of Liverpool and Premier League-winning boss of Blackburn, took part, along with Sky Sports’ former Leeds midfielder Chris Kamara and former Everton and Manchester City winger Peter Beagrie.
The golfers and spectators were kept very well fed and watered around the course, with beer from Bavaria, and the Morrisons chefs were joined by Northcote’s celebrity chef Nigel Howarth, serving his famous Morrisons ‘inspired by’ Lancashire Hot Pot from the M Kitchen marquee.
With Mediterranean weather, the golfers enjoyed a competitive round.
The overall competition was won by Euro Aerials, with the best celebrity prize going to Beagrie, and the best individual player prize of a Tag Heuer watch, donated by Humberstones Watch and Diamond Gallery, being collected by Steve Ackers.
A Morrisons champagne reception got the evening proceedings underway, where golfers were joined by guests including Vicky Entwistle – Janet Battersby from Coronation Street – and enjoyed a four-course meal, rounded off by a selection of local cheeses and port.
After dinner, guests were treated to an acoustic performance by Mike Peters of The Alarm and Big Country, and Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman. The highlight of the evening was when they were joined on stage by Kamara, to sing their own version of Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl and Spandau Ballet’s Gold.
Comedian Simon Evans also provided entertainment.
Event sponsors were Barry Thomas from Clayton Park Pies, Colin and Mark Humberstone from Humberstone Watch and Diamond Gallery, Morrisons and Bavaria.