June 20 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, November 25, 2012
TWO golf club captains have chipped in following a lengthy fundraising drive which has seen a whopping £10,000 donated to a cancer care charity.
Saffron Walden Golf Club captain Mike Price and ladies’ captain Jean Burnham presented a cheque to their chosen charity of the year, Wallace Cancer Care, after members helped raise the “amazing sum of money”.
Kirsty Keegan, fundraising manager for Wallace Cancer Care, told the Reporter it was an “incredible” effort by the club and thanked everyone for their hard work in securing donations.
“£10,000 is just an incredible amount of money. It doesn’t happy very often that we receive this kind of money but the support is absolutely invaluable,” she said. “This will help pay for the councilling service, which offers one-to-one support for patients and their families, and is a vital part of what we do. It will also go towards holistic equipment to help people who are going through a really tough time.
“Saffron Walden is a brilliant town for getting behind causes and this kind of support is vital for independent charities like us.”
Mrs Burnham said she and Mr Price had chosen Wallace Cancer Care, which is based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and offers practical and emotional support to those affected by cancer, because it was a “worthwhile charity”.
“We promised that we would raise £10,000 for the charity at the beginning of our year as captains [which runs from November to November] and that is what we have raised, so we’re delighted,” she added.