Fundraisers swung into action and raised £2,600 from a golf day hosted by television presenter and radio broadcaster Ted Robbins.
Held at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club, the bi-annual event was held to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Organised by Steve Taylor, of Waddington, whose grandson, Thomas, suffers from the condition, money was raised for an auction of items kindly donated by suppliers. They included a signed Yorkshire and Lancashire cricket bats, signed Burnley shirt, signed Blackburn Rovers shirt, use of a Porsche Boxter for the weekend, microlight flight, Yorkshire Cricket Club match tickets and many more. Other crowd-pleasers were a raffle, charity bar (run by Steve and his wife, Alizon), plus general donations.
Commenting on the success of the evening, Steve said: “On the previous event we raised £800 and were hoping to beat that total and top the £1,000 mark, which we absolutely smashed with our grand total of £2,600. We are amazed by the generosity of our clients, who have helped us to raise a huge amount of money for the CF Trust. I am never running a bar again, though, as I seem to have contributed significantly to the bar takings! Overall, a fantastic day.” Steve’s next fundraiser will be launched on December 1st.