Tenderheart charity

Charity golf day in Hastings
Charity golf day in Hastings

Hastings and St Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club held their annual Good Cause Day in aid of Colleen’s Tenderheart Charity.

Before play began, Ann Dedman, the chairperson of the charity, was asked to give a brief talk to explain their work.

The Tenderheart Charity was set up by by Ann’s daughter Colleen, who after spending many times in and out of hospital where she had operations and treatments for a brain tumour decided that she wanted to start a charity that would give sick children and their families a holiday to enjoy between their treatments. Sadly Colleen did not see her dream come true but due to the dedication and passion of friends and family it did.

The charity now provides holidays for the children and their families at Crowhurst Park Holiday Centre as well as CenterParc holidays , and helps to re-stock the toys at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Ann is involved in fundraising and has been involved in many events to bring funds in such as the Hastings Half Marathon, Alps Trek and walking 65km through the Mont Blanc region of the Alps.

Ann and the Captain, Jean Loukas, commenced play, followed by the club’s president, Deputy Mayor Judy Rogers, with the Chairman Jean Purssey.

Everyone enjoyed a good afternoon’s play and went home with a prize.

The club is grateful to Hastings Borough Council, for waiving the normal green fees, which helped with the fundraising, and to the ground staff for preparing the course.

In a very successful afternoon the sum of almost £300 was raised from a combination of fees, donations and a raffle.

The Club meets every Tuesday during the season until the end of September, followed by monthly coffee mornings for members to keep in touch. New Members are always welcome and anyone interested in joining should contact the new members organiser on 01424 718698.

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