Club’s golf day for mill vic­tims

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A FOR­MER mill worker and her hus­band are or­gan­is­ing a golf day at Tyther­ing­ton Club to raise funds for the Bosley dis­as­ter vic­tims.

The club has agreed to host the golf day and gala din­ner and golfers are in­vited to sign up to take part.

It will raise money for those af­fected by the ex­plo­sion at the wood mill in Bosley in July, which killed three mill work­ers and left another un­ac­counted for.

It’s be­ing or­gan­ised by for­mer mill worker Moira Loake and her hus­band Steve, who met while Moira was work­ing as a re­cep­tion­ist at the mill around 12 years ago.

Steve runs Di­rect Food In­gre­di­ents in Mac­cles­field which has spon­sored events for the dis­as­ter vic­tims, in­clud­ing the kit at the char­ity football match at the Moss Rose ear­lier this month.

He met Moira on the re­cep­tion when col­lect­ing in­gre­di­ents from another com­pany which used to be based at the mill.

Moira said she spent happy days work­ing at the mill and was shocked when she heard about the ex­plo­sion, which com­pletely de­stroyed the site.

She wanted to do some­thing to help the fundrais­ing ap­peal for the vic­tims, so she and Steve set about or­gan­is­ing the golf day.

Moira, who works as a teach­ing as­sis­tant at Gawsworth Pri­mary, said: “From work­ing at the mill I knew a lot of peo­ple who worked there from the com­mu­nity.

“I had only driven past the mill about a week be­fore the ex­plo­sion and couldn’t be­lieve it when I heard the news.

“I used to work on the re­cep­tion and on the weigh­bridge reg­is­ter­ing wag­gons when they came in and weigh­ing them when they left to see how much of the wood flour they were tak­ing away.

“In quiet times, one of my favourite things was pol­ish­ing the tro­phies won by the mill’s tug of war team which were dis­played in a big cab­i­net in re­cep­tion.

“My hus­band plays golf at Tyther­ing­ton and the club said they would try and help. It’s a great course and good for peo­ple to get to easily.

“We want to raise as much as we can.”

The golf day with gala din­ner and auc­tion is on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 30 at the Tyther­ing­ton Club, start­ing at 1pm.

Con­tact help­bosley@ di­rect­ to take part.

●● Steve and Moira Loake are or­gan­is­ing a golf day for Bosley dis­as­ter vic­tims

●● Andy Plews pic­tured out­side the New York Stock Ex­change

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