Seascale Golf Club Celebrate Record-Breaking Year for Captain’s Charities
Left to right, Rob Blythe with a £400 cheque for Alzheimers Care, Club Captain Harry Paterson presents a cheque for £9,000 to Lisa Lamb on behalf of Breast Cancer Care, Richard Stout Vice Chairman of Hospice at Home West Cumbria recieves a cheque for £700 for Hospice at Home West Cumbria from Lady Captain Joan Atkinson. Back row, Adam Lamb, with a cheque for £100 for The Childrens Christmas Party from Club Captain Harry Paterson.
Seascale Golf Club are celebrating raising a record-breaking amount for causes close to the heart.
As the Captain’s year comes to a close, Seascale Golf Club have raised over £10,000 for the Captain’s charities.
A glittering event at the golf club last night (Tuesday 7 November), saw cheques presented to the three deserving causes, Breast Cancer Care, West Cumbria Hospice at Home and Alzheimer’s UK. The charities were chosen by men’s Captain Harry Paterson and ladies Captain, Joan Atkinson.
Thanks to various fundraising efforts throughout the last year, including raffles at every clubhouse function, the final figure has far surpassed totals raised in previous years.
The success of the Midsummer Madness event which took place on 15 July, saw volunteers come together to raise an impressive £4,000. While various mini golfing events took place throughout the day, the huge sum was largely down to individuals, who went one step further to show their support.
Barry Goodwin, who celebrated his 70th birthday on the day of the event, ran all 18 holes of the course, raising £1,000 for the charities. Meanwhile, women organised and completed a sponsored walk from Wasdale to Seascale Golf Club, which added a considerable £2,000 to the day’s total.
Seascale Golf Club Manager, Adam Lamb, whose wife Lisa took part in the walk, having battled breast cancer last year, said: “I think this year’s success has come from better organisation, structure and the power or advertising and social media. And of course, it’s all down to how much the Captain has put into it.”
Adam added: “We’ve done really well, it’s far more than what anyone thought we would manage in a year, £10,000 is a huge sum of money. I would like to offer my thanks to all the staff of Seascale Golf Club and the volunteers, for helping raise so much.”
Although there’s not much time to bask in the glory. A new Captain is set to be elected this month, who will in turn choose new charities to champion over the next 12 months.
It may be the Captain’s charity, but it’s a team effort that has made this year such a success.