Members of Whittle-le-Woods’ Shaw Hill Golf Club helped to raise more than £5,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by taking part in a golf day, organised by Lady Captain Hilary Powell, who had also arranged a black tie ball for the evening.

Some 21 mixed teams of four took part in Hilary’s tournament, which included two fun on course competitions and a demonstration of golfing trick shots by Sheffield pro golfer Tricky Rob Brown. Following a quick change into their most glamourous eveningwear, it was then time for a glitzy dinner that had Astley’s Peter Sarsfield, last year’s winner of TV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’ show, perform as Frankie Valli.

He shared the bill with talented local vocalist Nicole Parkinson and there was a DJ set by Guy Barker. Club member Kevin O’Brien acted as compere and also, as auctioneer for a Rosemere auction that contributed £2,300 to the overall money raised by the dual event.

Hilary has been supporting Rosemere throughout her year as Shaw Hill’s Lady Captain. In the spring, a ‘Glam Girls Golf Evening’ that she organised raised £2,000 for the charity, while a summer concert brought in a further £4,800.

Amy Hilton, Rosemere’s central area fundraising co-ordinator, said:

“We are extremely grateful to Hilary for all the hard work she has put into arranging a variety of events, which she has deliberately made different to try and appeal to as many people as possible. We are also very grateful to everyone who has supported her and made them all so successful.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundation spends the donations it receives on vital equipment, research and training that cannot be funded by the NHS.

The charity strives to bring world class cancer treatments and services to local cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria via their local hospitals and the region’s three specialist treatment centres. These specialist centres are the Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, which provides all local radiotherapy treatment, Blackpool Victoria Hospital for blood cancers and the Royal Blackburn for liver cancers.

It also funds those things that can make the cancer journey a little more comfortable such as free access to complementary therapies for all newly diagnosed patients. For further information, visit its website at 

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