Skipton captains raise £7,606 for Manorlands hospice

Skipton Golf Club’s retiring men’s captain Roger Moore, current ladies captain Lorraine Raeburn and her predecessor Dagmar Hecker-Woodhead have handed over a cheque for £7,606.34 to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope.

A series of fundraising events included a captains’ charity competition day last April and raffles, while members willing to chip in £5 to avoid paying a fine for landing in a brace of bunkers on the course also helped boost the pot.

The three captains said: “It was a magnificent effort on behalf an extremely deserving local cause that continues to do such wonderful work both at Manorlands and out and about in the general community. Warmest thanks go to members, visitors, multiple organisations who donated prizes and anyone who supported us through various means.”

Manorlands will again benefit from the club’s fundraising efforts in 2023, with both Lorraine and new men’s captain Bob Jarman continuing with the hospice as their chosen charities. Their captains’ charity golf day is scheduled for Saturday April 22, with further fundraisers also planned.

Adam Brunskill, Manorlands’ Craven area fundraiser, said: “I would like to thank Roger, Dagmar and Lorraine and all at Skipton Golf Club for their tremendous work fundraising for us over this last year. This is an incredible amount that we are extremely grateful for and will help us be there for people when it matters most both at Manorlands and in the local community. We are very proud of our partnership with Skipton Golf Club and feel privileged that they have chosen us as their charity of the year again for 2023. We look forward to continuing this wonderful relationship together working with Lorraine and Bob.”