Club chips in £8,275 for charity
WITHINGTON golfers celebrated the club’s 125th anniversary by raising £8,275 for charity.
Retiring captain Paul Higgins, lady captain Moyra Levey and president Tommy Farrell made the donation to Francis House Children’s Hospice to mark the end of their year in office.
The trio all had good reason to support Francis House as their chosen charity.
Tommy lives near the charity’s headquarters on Parrs Wood Road in Didsbury, where each year the families of 460 children and young people receive respite and end-of-life care.
Moyra, from Bramhall, is a friend of John Andrew, a tireless fundraiser for the charity for many years. She auctioned off one of her prize possessions to raise funds - a book by the late golfer Seve Ballesteros which he signed for her in the 1980s.
Paul, from Sale, said: “We all know about Francis House and its wonderful work, so were delighted to support such a deserving cause. We’d also like to thank everyone who supported us so generously and for making our year so memorable.”
●●Pictured from left are, Paul Higgins, Francis House fundraiser Rachel Astill, Moyra Levey and Tommy Farrell