Brampton raises £15k for charity
Brampton Park Golf Club in Cambridgeshire raised £15,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in 2011.
A series of events, including an auction and a golf marathon of 72 holes, throughout the year contributed to the total, which will be used to fund schemes and peer support groups in Cambridgeshire.
The club’s male captain, Alan Wood, said: “My father went down with dementia in the last couple of years of his life. The impact it has on the relatives is very difficult and we decided the Alzheimer’s Society would be a very worthwhile cause.”
Lady captain June Cowper, whose mother-in-law also suffered from the disease, added: “We have asked the Alzheimer’s Society if the money can be used locally, rather than going into one big national pot.”
Russell Rolph, a community fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society said: “As a charity, the society relies upon the goodwill and generosity of individuals and organisations like Brampton park Golf Club.
“This is a fantastic amount of money and I would like to thank June, Alan and all the members for their fantastic support. It is very much appreciated.
“The money will be used to maintain services local services in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire. It will fund things like our pub lunch scheme, peer support groups and all the things we do locally over the next 12 months.
“It’s an amazing amount of money to raise in this difficult economic climate.”