Local golfers turned out in force to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 10th annual Stonyhurst Golf Day, which raised a record £2,500 for the charity.
A total of 12 teams of three played the Hurst Green course’s nine holes in the morning, breaking for a hot pot lunch in the club house before taking on a second round. The day’s competition was then followed by a presentation event at the nearby Bayley Arms.
New landlord Wayne Paul stood the cost of its buffet. He had also entered a Bayley Arms team in the tournament and provided two nearest the pin prizes plus helped to secure a number of raffle and auction goodies from suppliers and customers.
Louise Grant, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s East Lancs fundraising co-ordinator, said: “We would like to thank all the golfers who supported our 10th anniversary event at Stonyhurst to make it our most successful ever.
“We would also like to thank Wayne Paul at the Bayley Arms for embracing the event so whole heartedly and also, Mike and Heather Kemplay, who set up our first golf day here and have worked so hard to establish it as part of the local golfing calendar.”
Louise added: “They weren’t able to be here today because Mike has recently undergone surgery but their son Sean and granddaughter Emma stood in for them to help in a variety of ways, including hosting the evening’s auction. A number of their friends also helped in the club house kitchen. We are looking forward to Mike and Heather being back with us for next year’s golf day.”