South Moor Golf Club members raise money for local charity

Members of South Moor Golf Club have raised almost £1,400 for a North East charity which supports cancer patients and their families.

Club captain Ronnie Fraser chose to support the County Durham-based Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust during his year in office – with members helping raise £1,372 throughout the season.

Ronnie said: “It’s a local charity, dealing with local issues. I was so impressed with the set up when I visited them in Spennymoor and I could see how professional it all was. When I was there, I saw their Memory Wall and saw a number of friends on their who had been supported by the charity and who have since sadly passed away.

“I’d like to thank members of South Moor who have supported me throughout the year.”

Mark Solan set up the trust eight years ago in memory of his mother and gran, who both died from cancer. He said: “Our charity motto is ‘No one should have to face cancer alone’ and we offer unlimited free help, advice and support that is tailored to each person or family’s need – a bespoke support service for any adult or child who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis or bereavement. The people we help are affectionately known as our warriors and we don’t just support the person with a diagnosis, we also support their network of friends and family who are also going through their cancer journey with them. The demand for our services has doubled since the pandemic and the fantastic amount raised by Ronnie and the members will help us continue our much-needed work throughout the whole of the North East.

“Ronnie visited us in Spennymoor to present us with a cheque, and I was able to give him a tour of our support hub and premises where he met some of our warriors who will benefit from the club’s donation. On behalf of all our warriors and everyone at the charity, we would like to say a huge thank you to Ronnie and everyone who took part in the fundraising.”