Hospice handed bumper cheque after golf club’s charity efforts

The 2017 Clitheroe Golf Club Lady Captain Janette Ranson is pictured (left) presenting the cheque for �3,770 to Community Fundraiser Catherine Leech of the East Lancashire Hospice, with Marilyn Fletcher (Honorary Treasurer, Clitheroe Golf Club Ladies' Section) on the right
The 2017 Clitheroe Golf Club Lady Captain Janette Ranson is pictured (left) presenting the cheque for �3,770 to Community Fundraiser Catherine Leech of the East Lancashire Hospice, with Marilyn Fletcher (Honorary Treasurer, Clitheroe Golf Club Ladies' Section) on the right
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A bumper cheque for £3,770 has been handed over to the East Lancashire Hospice from monies raised by a series of events at Clitheroe Golf Club during 2017.

Lady Captain Janette Ranson’s fund-raising Ladies’ Committee organised a highly-successful fashion show, hosted by Your Style Boutique of Clitheroe.

There was also a concert featuring the Clitheroe Ukelele Band, and a Christmas Fair supported by Precious of Whalley, Jansen Cosmetics of Burnley, Stella Dot Jewellery and Christmas with a Difference, as well as an organic skin care and makeup demonstration by Melt of the Backridge Farm Business Centre.

Further sums were realised from the sale of a 2018 calendar featuring photographs of the golf course contributed by club members, and a Christmas Hamper raffle bringing the total raised by the ladies to over £2,000.

A Charity Golf Day organised by Clitheroe Lions Club over summer added a further £1,750 to the total.

Presenting the cheque to Catherine Leech, Community Fund Raiser for the Hospice, Mrs Ranson paid tribute to the hard-working members of her committee and thanked everyone who had helped or supported such a worthy cause.

A Fourball Betterball Shotgun at Clitheroe on Saturday was won by Simon Murgatroyd and Stuart Woodruff with 41 points, after a card play-off with Gary Thompson and Christopher Hamer.

Simon Swindells and Stephen Dean were third with 40 points after a card play-off.