Lyme ladies recognised for contribution to community

Outgoing captain of Lyme Regis Golf Club Lee Caddy (second left) and partner Lynnette Ravenscroft (centre) handed over a cheque for £20,125.18 to staff and volunteers from the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust in Dorchester following a busy year of fundraising events, with the final event being a successful ladies night (photo by Rob Coombe)

WOMEN from Lyme Regis were honoured for their contributions to the local community and charity at a recent event at the golf club.

The ladies night was organised by Lynnette Ravenscroft, partner of outgoing golf club captain Lee Caddy, to round off a year of fundraising events for their chosen charity, The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust in Dorchester.

More than 100 women packed the golf club for drinks and a game of bingo with luxury prizes donated by local businesses.

Following the interval, Lee Caddy and other men from the golf club entertained the ladies by dancing into the room to ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ from ‘The Full Monty’.

They then surprised several of those attending with gifts and flowers, as a thank you for their contribution to the local community and various charities.

Among those to be recognised was the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis, for her involvement in several local organisations.

Golf club secretary Melissa McMahon and outgoing bookeeper Connie Mardsen also received bouquets, along with Alice Hines who regularly helps on club days and Ronnie Turner, who volunteered during the club’s 125th anniversary year. Football club stalwarts Betty Hitchcock and Kath Wellman were also recognised.

Jackie Evans and daughter Francesca received bouquets for their voluntary efforts for Cancer Research UK, among other charitable causes, while Helen Iles and Jayne Jones were honoured for their work with Save the Children.

Other regular supporters of Lee and Lynnette’s events, including Lynette’s sister Suzanne Usher, Karen James, Caroline Powley, Lin Paterson and Belinda Iyavoo also received gifts.

Following the presentations, Mr Caddy, who completed his year as captain this week, announced that they had raised more than £20,000 over the past 12 months for The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust. A cheque was presented to the charity earlier this week.

For pictures from the ladies night, see the LymeOnline Photo Gallery

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