GOLFERS paying tribute to one of their own who lost her 25-year battle against breast cancer have been astounded by how much cash a recent fundraiser generated.
This week, the organisers of the latest ladies’ Breast Cancer Care Cuo at Worthing’s Hill Barn Golf Club have been left gobsmacked after their event raised a record-breaking £2,000.
The fundraiser was the 17th annual competition and smashed last year’s total of £400 out of the water.
It came after previous long-standing organiser Janet Smith lost her fight with cancer, in September last year.
“This was the first event since Janet died,” said new organiser Stella Lindfield. “So we really wanted to make it special because she was such a brave woman.”
There was a bumper turnout of golfers, who all wanted to pay their respects to Janet.
Some 42 women from clubs across Sussex took part in the action, which was raising cash for Breast Care Cancer Charity.
Janet’s husband, Bob, attended the day and was on hand to present all the awards and trophies.
Stella added that after the golfing competition even more people came out to join a celebratory tea.
It’s taken a good month for all the donations to come in and be totalled.
However, once Stella received the grand total, she was totally blown away.
“It was absolutely unbelievable,” said Stella, of Lanes Road, Steyning. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we would raise that.
“I was looking to raise about £1,000. But to double it – that’s been fantastic.”
For details about Hill Barn, see its website at www.hillbarngolf.com or call the office on 01903 237301.