Golf Day Raises Funds For Local Causes

In last months July issue of the LS26 Local magazine we featured an article about ‘The LS26 Trophy’, a charity golf day, organised by the Hare & Hounds of Rothwell and Unicorn Inn of Carlton which took place at Oulton Hall on July 15th.

We are delighted to follow this up and report that the day raised an amazing £1400 which was split between three local charities.

Dan Morton with Danny McGuire

The beneficiaries were namely the Determined Dan charity, Tea Cosy Cafe and FDM.  We contacted Katy from the FDM charity who sent us the following message:

“Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Hare and Hounds at Rothwell and the Unicorn Inn in Carlton FDM was surprised and delighted to receive a donation of £350 from the Charity Golf event. This will be a great help to the charity as we start to resume a service in the next couple of months. It will be a great help towards the cost of purchasing PPE for our volunteers and fuel for our buses as we start to resume trips out to local destinations. Our thanks to everyone involved in a great fundraising effort in our local community. “

Toni Bradley of the Determined Dan charity was also delighted with the efforts made by all, inparticular their own charities ambassadors who took the time to play in the tournament and help raise its profile. Amongst those ambassadors was no other than Leeds Rhino’s legend Danny McGuire plus a whole host of household names –  Mitch Garbutt, also of Leeds Rhinos, Mick Learmonth, the former Rugby League player and boxer, Danika Priim of the Leeds Rhinos Women’s team, Adam Quinlan of St Helens Rugby League club, Alex Simmons, the host of Rugby AM and Matt Parcell and team mate Shaun Kenny-Dowell of Hull Kingston Rovers.

We also caught up with Peter Smith of the Tea Cosy Memory Cafe who also expressed his gratitude for the helping hand provided by this great initiative, he told us:

“During the lockdown, many groups and charities have lost the opportunity to raise funds for their cause. Tea Cosy Memory Cafe was a victim of this situation, although funds are safe guarded to provide the continuation of Tea Cosy itself, funds created from table top sales and carnival days etc.,have simply not been there, the extra finance allows the little extras such as parties, day trips, and the gifts at Christmas and special occasions.

It is the commitment of local business’s and residents in supporting the local community projects that enables them to continue, and we are all very lucky in Rothwell to have such support. Only recently there was a charity golf tournament organised jointly by the Hare and Hounds in Rothwell, and The Unicorn Carlton.All proceeds were split between the two pubs and The Hare and Hounds chose to support Tea Cosy Memory Cafe and F.D.M, this amount was £350 to each organisation. As with many, Tea Cosy is currently suspended until further notice, and until the regulations allow the parish centre to open, and for larger groups to meet up once again, hopefully December may be the return of Tea Cosy, but possibly in a different format. Groups such as Tea Cosy, and many others locally, are vital to help with social isolation, loneliness, anxiety and depression, but most importantly the social factor is of prime importance to those in need of support. The donation from the golf tournament enables Tea Cosy to offer the support so urgently needed by many, and a massive thank you to all those who participated.

Mark Collin and Ashley Proctor with Peter Smith

Here at LS26 Local we can only echo the words of Peter Smith, that we are indeed very lucky to have a community that embraces its groups and charities and without fail pulls together in these extrodinary times of need.

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