The Captains Charity Cheques Presentation
Sherborne Captains Raise £7143 for Charity
Last week 2016 Sherborne Golf Club Captain Jack Crockett and Lady Captain Carole McGovern presented Victoria Carswell of the British Heart Foundation and John Lewis of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund with cheques to a total of £7143.98 which they had raised during their captains’ year.
These charities are important to the Sherborne Captains for family reasons. Carole chose the British Heart Foundation as her charity in recognition of her husband John’s bypass operation by eminent Professor Angelini of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Jack’s father gained 16 months after surgery before sadly dying from Pancreatic Cancer some years ago.
Jack explained that survival rates for those suffering Pancreatic Cancer have not improved for many years and the important research funded by the charity is leading to earlier detection and more successful treatment of the disease. Carole said she was delighted with the generosity of Sherborne Golf Club members towards these two worthwhile charities.