Local golfers got into the swing for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal with some 20 teams of four members each turned out for a charity tournament at Lytham Green Drive Golf Club.
The event was organised by club member and Rosemere Skelmersdaleere supporter Mr Brian Tauber. For the last seven years, Mr Tauber has used his hobby of golf as a means to raising money for the charity by staging annual home town golf days, initially at Fairhaven Golf Club but more recently at Lytham Green Drive.
This year’s event raised a record amount of almost £10,000, which when added to previous years’ totals brings the amount Mr Tauber’s golf days have raised collectively to almost £50,000. This was his last golf day as organiser though as Mr Tauber is stepping down to give himself more time to enjoy his retirement however, it is hoped the fixture will remain part of the local golfing calendar by being taken on by another local organiser.
Dan Hill, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s head of fundraising, said: “Golf days are great events but do require a lot of time and effort to organise and make successful. Over the last seven years, Brain Tauber has done a great job. We are extremely grateful to him for all his hard work and hope that his time on the golf course can now become more relaxed.”
The tournament, which also saw 100 guests attend its presentation dinner at which snooker ace Ian McCulloch was MC and entertainer Norman Prince, former frontman of the Houghton Weavers, was after dinner speaker, was sponsored by Barclays Bank and Whittles Jewellers, of Fishergate, Preston.
Another local jeweller, Peter Jackson, of Peter Jackson the Jewellers, donated a watch as he has done every year in support of Mr Tauber’s tournament. This was raffled at the start of the evening, contributing £500 to the 2017 sum raised.
Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal launched in March to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s regional specialist cancer treatment centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria, the Rosemere Cancer Centre, at the Royal Preston Hospital.
The centre provides all the Fylde’s radiotherapy among other specialist care, and through the appeal, Rosemere Cancer Foundation is working to fund a trio of ground-breaking projects there.
For further information on the appeal, Rosemere Cancer Centre and Rosemere Cancer Foundation, whose work also extends to another eight hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria where cancer patients are treated, including Lancaster Royal Infirmary, visit www.rosemere.org.uk