Teeing off to raise charity cash - The Evesham Observer

Teeing off to raise charity cash

Evesham Editorial 15th Nov, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A CHARITY golf event held in memory of a well-known Pershore women has raised thousands of pounds for two cancer charities.

The Sue Sheppard Memorial Trophy, run by the Pershore Golf Society, saw golfers hit a hole in one in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support to raise £4,500 to be split between the two worthy causes.

Sue, a mother of two, passed away in August 2011 aged just 51 after losing her short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Her four brothers organised the sporting competition as a fitting tribute to their sister, herself a keen sportswoman

Since the memorial golf day started in 2013 the event has received great support from the town’s residents, including businesses and organisations who have sponsored the tournament and donated raffle prizes.

There were of course more winners than just the charity on the day, with the memorial trophy being handed to the Pershore Sports Club headed by Gavin Pugh.

Ron Amphlett said: “We are so proud of what we have achieved in Sue’s memory and for the cancer charities and want to thank everyone for their support.

“It’s great to be able to remember Sue in this way, whilst enjoying sport as she did throughout her life, and giving something back. As a family we know Sue would be very proud of what we have achieved.

“It’s also vital that people take the time to raise money for these charities so they are able to continue with the great work they do,” he added.

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