Rotary golf day raises £4,000 for cancer charities

A SUCCESSFUL golf day, jointly organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster, raised £4,000 for cancer charities.

Profits from the event, held at Lyme Regis Golf Club in May, were divided equally between the Exeter Leukaemia Fund and Cancer Research UK.

Axminster Recycling were the major sponsor of the golf day with each of the holes sponsored by the following local businesses and organisations: Axminster Kitchens, LymeOnline, Country Motors, Fortnam Smith & Banwell, Bridec of Bridport, Pinhay Nursing Home, Broom Lane Table Tennis Club, Lyme Bay Holidays, Creative Solutions, CG Fry & Sons, Stamford House Dental, NU Type Axminster, Royal Lion Hotel, Bloor Homes, Holmsley Nursing Home

Funds were boosted by the proceeds of a raffle and silent auction with prizes generously provided by Axcliff Golf Club, Lyme Regis Golf Club, Sherborne Golf Club, Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club, Reflections Hair Salon in Axminster, Melanie Brown Hairdressing Salon in Axminster, Palmers Brewery, Dawn Cree No Hands Massage of Bridport, Golf Components Direct Axminster, Roley’s Fudge, the Royal Lion, La Pisani restaurant, Tesco Axminster and Thomas Wescott accountants, Axminster.

Rotarian John Berry, president of the Lyme Regis club, thanked all the golfers who supported the event, Lyme Regis Golf Club for hosting the day and the sponsors for their generous support.

“It was a splendid day and we are delighted we raised such a fantastic sum for the two cancer charities,” he said.

He also thanked his hard working Rotary colleagues for organising the day.

Mr Berry is pictured presenting cheque for £2,000 to Philip Evans MBE, chairman of the Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK.

Photo by  Rotarian Danny Hopkins

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Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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