12:33PM, Sunday 03 May 2015
Two departing captains at Mill Ride Golf & Country Club in Ascot have used their time in the roles to support Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
John Cox and Janice Marler raised £1,0786.24 for the charity through a series of events to push it further towards its goal of building Berkshire’s first children’s hospice.
John said the charity had caught their eye, having set itself the ‘momentous challenge’ to build and fund the hospice.
“The new hospice will be built in White Waltham, which is just fifteen minutes' drive from our club and, as a great many of our members have young children, they found it very easy to identify with the task Alexander Devine have set themselves,” he said.
“Every opportunity was taken to generate funds, through our internal golf competitions as well as from special activities such as ladies’ invitation day, Burns Night and whisky tasting.
“We also staged a charity golf day and charity auction specifically for Alexander Devine, which was a tremendous success.
“Almost every club competition made some kind of contribution, however small.”
Janice added: “When we looked into the choices we were surprised there was not a children’s hospice in the county and were impressed by the work the Alexander Devine charity were doing.”
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