Charities benefit from club’s fund-raising drive

Representatives from St Oswald's Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the British Lung Foundation are pictured receiving a cheque from the Morpeth Golf Club captains.
Representatives from St Oswald's Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the British Lung Foundation are pictured receiving a cheque from the Morpeth Golf Club captains.

MORPETH Golf Club has presented a cheque for more than £1,000 to three charities after the captains decided to club together what they collected.

Philip Rickard (men’s), John Dixon (seniors’) and Chris Taberham (ladies’) joined forces and combined their fund-raising efforts to raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care and The British Lung Foundation.

Each of the captains has had family members who have received help and support from one of the charities and they welcomed the opportunity to say thank-you and give something back.

The total of £1,178.67 was raised from raffles, auctions, captain’s-day competitions and donations from generous members. St Oswald’s Hospice, located in Gosforth, provides specialist care for children, young people and adults with life-limiting conditions.

Marie Curie provides free care to people with terminal illnesses at its hospice in Newcastle or via community nurses who provide home care.

The British Lung Foundation promotes lung health and supports those affected by lung disease. There is a research centre at the Freeman Hospital and the charity also funds community nurses and Breathe Easy support groups.