Golf challenge tees off busy fundraising season for group

The four golfers - Rick Lupton, Clive Cook, Phill Ellis and John Hume
The four golfers - Rick Lupton, Clive Cook, Phill Ellis and John Hume

A golf challenge in June will be the latest fundraiser for Cancer Research UK’s Todmorden fundraising committee.

Rick Lupton, Clive Cook, Phill Ellis and John Hume will undertake the massive challenge of attempting to play a round of golf in three different countries within 24 hours.

The quartet intend starting the first game in Scotland around lunchtime on June 21; they will then head over the border and play another round in the North of England before dusk.

After travelling to North Wales during the night (and hopefully grabbing a few hours sleep) they will then play the third round first thing in the morning.

You can donate via Just Giving website and more detail on sponsor form availability will be given lsoon. Organisers ask everyone to remember that, if they are a tax payer, to tick the Gift Aid Donation box - this means that the Government will donate another 25 per cent on top.

It continues a busy fundraising time for the committee.

One of the last events of the financial year for Cancer Research UK, Todmorden Committee was a Coffee and Chat Morning at Walsden Cricket Club on Valentine’s Day which raised £321.54.

Fund raising was boosted by Tony Thomas of Ham Corner donating a Valentine’s Cake.

At the AGM in March, the committee’s treasurer confirmed that £14,768.15 had been raised during the period February 13, 2013 – January 14, 2014.

The group meets at The Shepherd’s Rest at 8pm on the first Monday of every month (except when it is a Bank Holiday, when it is on the second Monday).

The Fun Quiz held at Walden Cricket Club in March; through ticket sales and a raffle £540 was raised at this annual event.

This amount was then rounded up to £650 by Rick Lupton of Bank House Consultants Ltd.

“Quiz Team Aguilera were the winners of the trophy and we would like to thank the ladies of National School for making the pies, Walsden Cricket Club for the room hire, Joanne Schofield for the use of her sound equipment and last, but not least, Rick Lupton for once again doing a superb job of Quiz Master,” said a committee spokesman.

Walsden Cricket Club was again the venue in April for another much requested event – Food from Around The World.

Almost 80 ladies were served with a three-course meal, consisting of food from India, Greece, Spain and Italy amongst others.

Answers to the photo quiz were debated and decided upon between courses, in amongst buying raffle tickets. More than £600 was raised and everyone in attendance had an enjoyable evening.

Future events for the coming year include attendance at the Race For Life on July 20 in Halifax, Bag Packing at Morrisons in November, a street collection in Hebden Bridge, and a a summer BBQ in Mankinholes amongst others, including an 80s Revival Aerobathon at Todmorden Town Hall in October.

“Many people in the town help our charity without actually being committee members.

These include shopkeepers and market traders who hold charity goblets on their counters, businesses who donate goods and services for raffle prizes and the many people who attend our events and buy raffle tickets.

“We are very grateful to you all,” she said.