Golf club’s boost for hospi­tal

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MEM­BERS of Hurl­ston Hall Golf Club have cel­e­brated rais­ing £16,400 for the Chil­dren’s Unit at Orm­skirk and Dis­trict Hospi­tal over the past 12 months.

Will Old­field, the 2016 Club Cap­tain, said: “It’s a ter­rific re­sult and I am burst­ing with pride at the gen­eros­ity of the club mem­ber­ship.”

The key fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity was held when the club ar­ranged a Long­est Day Chal­lenge with 23 golfers play­ing 72 holes in a day at Hurl­ston Hall, start­ing at 4.30am and fin­ish­ing just be­fore 10pm.

Other fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded a ‘vir­tual near­est the pin’ com­pe­ti­tion on the sev­enth hole at Peb­ble Beach dur­ing the Cap­tain’s Away Day.

Linda Con­nolly, as­sis­tant ma­tron for pae­di­atrics and neonates, and Tina Hill, pae­di­atric prac­tice devel­op­ment nurse, re­ceived a cheque on be­half of the hospi­tal at a pre­sen­ta­tion evening from club cap­tains, Ali­son Wood and Will Old­field.

Linda said: “We were hon­oured to be cho­sen as the club’s char­ity for 2016.

“Mem­bers have worked hard at rais­ing an amaz­ing sum of money and we would like to ex­press our great­est ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

“Their fundrais­ing and gen­eros­ity will be put to good use to ben­e­fit the pa­tients.”

Golfers raised more than £16,000 for Orm­skirk hospi­tal chil­dren’s unit. From left: Linda Con­nolly, Ali­son Wood, Will Old­field, Tina Hill

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