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8/7/14- Hastings & St. Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club members at their charity fundraiser for Macmillan. SUS-140807-170201001

8/7/14- Hastings & St. Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club members at their charity fundraiser for Macmillan. SUS-140807-170201001

The Hastings & St Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club held their Annual Good Cause Day on Tuesday 8th July at Falaise Gardens near the bowling green in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Despite the inclement weather, 50 members and visitors took part in the competition and raffle raising almost £300 for the charity through fees, a raffle and donations. Extra unused prizes were also given to the charity to sell on and add to their proceeds.

Halfway through the competition the heavens opened and everyone got thoroughly soaked but this did not dampen sprits, though the golfers did have to be taken off the fairways which was a shame as the groundsmen had done such a fantastic job in presenting the golf course which was looking at its best.

The weather also provided some funny moments as some golfers new hair styles got blown all over the place by the windy conditions and wet weather but everyone saw the funny side of this unplanned development as everyone knew it was for such a good cause.

Mrs. Joan Harding, MacMillan Chairman, gave a brief talk on the work of the charity, after which the game commenced.

Macmillan Cancer Support offers trained nurses who can provide support to cancer sufferers and advice to carers who are looking after a loved one. Donations make up 98% of Macmillan’s income so the charity is reliant on donations to be able to do the good work that they do in the local community.

Hastings Borough Council generously waived the green fees for the afternoon which gave a boost to the money raised for such a good cause.

The Hastings & St Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club hold a Club Day every Tuesday and new members are always welcome, until the end of September. Thereafter they hold coffee mornings once a month for members to keep in touch.

The Annual Prize giving day is held at Filsham Hall in October and the AGM is in November. The club also hosts a special Christmas Coffee morning in December.

All entrants were welcomed for the Good Cause Day whatever their ability level and everyone went home with a prize and a smile and everyone was a winner on a successful charity day.

 

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