A team of golfers from Blackburn who play at Leyland Golf club were the winners of the 12th annual charity golf day organised by the Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle which was recently held at Whalley Golf Club, they were presented with the trophy by President Lennie Herbert.
This charity competition is a popular event which is supported by participating teams from local firms and Rotary Clubs and has raised substantial amounts over the years that goes to deserving causes, and £1,000 will be distributed to 2 charities
Excellent weather throughout the afternoon was enjoyed by the players and spectators alike. A buffet half way round the course was arranged by the ladies of the Rotary club which was very much appreciated.
One of the Charities that will benefit from the competition is the Anaphylaxis Campaign which each year has received donations from the proceeds of the Golf tournament and is a charity close to the Rotary club as one of its members Franco Sanna has been a tireless worker raising funds for this very worthwhile charity which to date totals over £25,000.
In addition the second charity to receive proceeds from this Charity event is Derian House, which is renowned throughout the region as being at the forefront of children’s palliative respite care.
Stan Bamber, who represented Derian House and who was one of winners of the competition ’nearest to the pin’ and on being presented with the prize said “ I wish to pay tribute to both Whalley Golf club and Rotary for putting on such a splendid event and thanked organisers Rotarians Mike Hindle and George Blenkinship for all their efforts. Also I wish to thank the rotary club for all the monetary awards they have made to Derian House over the years and to the Golf Club for the cheques received this year, under captain of the club George Blenkinship.”