Two local charities to benefit from Mold Golf Club fundraisers
The outgoing captains of a FLINTSHIRE-based golf club have raised over Â£ 10,000 for two charities close to their hearts.
Colin Davies and Beth Davies, who each stayed on for an additional year at Mold Golf Club due to Covid, recently donated Â£ 5,136 to North East Wales Search & Rescue (NEWSAR) and the same amount to Wrexham Prostate Cancer Support Group.
The checks were presented at the Club’s Hail and Farewell event which marks the change of captain for the year.
The money was raised over the course of two years, most of it secured in 2021 due to more onerous restrictions in 2020. Activities included an auction, charity golf day, raffles, house donations. transition, member contributions, a ladies night held just before the pandemic hit and more.
Phil Jones of the Prostate Support Group said: âOur role is primarily to support men in the Wrexham and Flintshire areas who believe they may be showing symptoms of prostate cancer or have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
âAt the same time, we have an enthusiastic group raising funds to fund further technological improvements related to prostate cancer at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and the money received from the Mold Golf Club will go a long way towards helping us reach a goal of 60,000. Â£ for our current project. ”
Mike Waters of NEWSAR added, âOn behalf of NEWSAR, I would like to thank the captains and members of the Mold Golf Club for an incredible donation that will be included in our call for a new incident control vehicle. NEWSAR provides a voluntary search and rescue service. in North East Wales and we rely on donations like this to make it work.
âOur current test vehicle is very close to the end of its useful life. It allows us to effectively manage rescues and searches for injured and missing vulnerable people in non-urban areas of our community, and to quickly bring specialized equipment to the site of an incident.
âThe generosity of Mold Golf Club members will provide practical help to vulnerable people in their community for many years to come. ”