Brean Golf Club members raise over £5,000 for charity
bumper-sized cheque for £5,000 has been presented to a regional
charity by members of Brean Golf Club.
Club Captain Paul Jones handed over a cheque for just under £5,000
to his designated Captain's Charity for the year, CLAPA (Cleft
Lip and Palate Association) and the South West Cleft team.
CLAPA Chairperson for the Bristol Branch, Michelle Bower, and
the Cleft team's Lead Nurse, Cathy Marsh received the cheque during
the annual Brean Golf Club Presentation Night, held at the Tavern
at Brean Leisure Park.
funds have been split equally between the two organisations and
the decision to support this cause was made by Paul Jones after
Brean's Director of Golf Andrew March's son, Logan, was born with
the condition in late 2013.
CLAPA and the Cleft team intend to use the money to allow them
to continue and enhance the various ways that they offer support
to all people and families affected by Cleft.
kind-hearted members have also raised just over another £1,000
during the year to fund the purchase of an AED Defibrillator for
the golf clubhouse, which was purchased last June and now sits
in place in the golf clubhouse should it ever be required.
grand total raised during 2014 was therefore £5,914 and
for a club of Brean's size that is yet an amazing effort.
March said: "For a small club it has a tremendous heart -
the membership continue to raise substantial amounts for charities
year after year."
for me and my family, the Cleft Lip side is very close us and
we appreciate the efforts shown to raise this money."
From left to right Paul Jones (Club Captain 2014), Cathy Marsh
(SW Cleft Team), Michelle Bower (CLAPA Bristol branch Chairperson)
& Andrew March (PGA Professional/Director of Golf)