Members of the Wigan and District Masonic Golfing Society enjoy their golf, and don’t mind raising a bit of money at the same time. This fits in with the aim of the society, which is to raise money for local and Provincial charities, whilst having fun and exercise in the fresh air. From the events held last season, it was time to distribute the monies raised to three local charities, Chorley’s Angels, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, and the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.
Chorley’s Angels are a not-for-profit organisation providing first aid training and first aid event cover in the local community. First aid cover is provided for summer fetes, pantomimes, Council events and community days. This first aid cover is charged on a mutually agreed donation basis. This will allow Chorley’s Angels to not only sustain itself but to ensure that up-to-date equipment can be purchased as and when necessary. Chorley’s Angels also deliver training to the community as part of their ‘Angels of Life’ project, teaching vital, life-saving skills of CPR and defibrillator use to as many members of the local community as possible. It was a pleasure for committee member Frank Jones to attend and make a donation of £200 to help their valuable work.
Wigan and Leigh Hospice’s ‘Counting on Care’ is a special appeal at the hospice aimed at modernising the facilities and making it more dementia-friendly. Golfing society officers, Derek Todd and George Seddon, visited the hospice to present their cheque, and were given a tour of the impressive, new facilities and learned of the difference it would make to the patient experience in the future.
To make their donation, Derek Todd and his wife Linda were invited to a fund-raising evening at the Fox Inn, Roby Mill in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, which is a registered charity who meets at the Marsh Green Community Centre. They are desperately in need of funds to buy a lap top computer to run and collect data from their gym equipment. To assist in this plight, Derek was delighted to present a cheque for £200 to Mrs. Wendy Welch and Mrs. Heather Read who despite both being MS patients, work unstintingly for and at the charity.