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Silverdale Golf Club are hosting the St. John's Hospice Charity Day

Three local business women are hoping their charity golf day at Silverdale Golf Club next week will

raise more than £10,000 towards their Cambodia trek in aid of St John’s Hospice.

Lynne Wright. Director of Atkinson’s Fish and Chips, Morecambe, Gill Haigh, Managing Director of

Cumbria Tourism, and Sue McGraw CEO of St John’s Hospice covering North Lancashire and South

Lakes, are all taking part in the gruelling charity trek in Cambodia this November.

Supported by Golf Lake District, a local business organising golfing holidays in Cumbria and the North

East, and Silverdale Golf Club, the charity event, generously sponsored by Wright and Lord Solicitors,

and taking place on Friday 20 May, will host 20 corporate and leisure teams, all of whom have

contributed to the cause in order to enjoy a slice of the action.

Even the holes have sponsors, with generous support from: Borg 5; Fine & Country; Driving Edge;

Barking Mad; Nic's Beauty; Matthews Benjamin; IB Hunt; MB Digital; Moore & Smalley;

Morecambe Eats; Whitwell Catering Supplies; RJT Joinery; KT Blinds, Trafalgar Projects Ltd,

Silverdale Golf Club and Golf Lake District.

As well as having a great day out on the course players will be vying to win top prizes including the

chance to play at Windermere, Brampton and Silverdale Golf Clubs.

Over dinner, which will include table favours provided by Grasmere Gingerbread, players and

supporters will be able to win and bid for some amazing prizes, generously donated by businesses in

Cumbria and North Lancashire.

They include:

Luxury breaks away

A week’s stay in the French Alps resort of Les Gets

A luxury spa break stay at Langdale Resorts,

An overnight stay and meal at any of the Inn Collection’s eight Lake District hotels,

£200 towards a holiday cottage courtesy of Travel Chapter


Not one but two Michelin Starred restaurant meals (HRiSHi and Cottage in the Wood)

A sumptuous afternoon tea at the beautiful Merewood Country House Hotel overlooking Lake


Vouchers for meals at the Wheatsheaf in Beetham, Crooklands Hotel and Atkinson’s Fish & Chips,

Morecambe, plus a three month Pennington’s coffee subscription

Fun and Adventure

Table for 10 in the Hospitality Suite at Morecambe FC

Four match day seats and lunch in the Frank Whittle Executive Box at Preston FC

Four passes to enjoy the high ropes at Tree Top Treks, Windermere

An all expenses day out at Brockhole including clay pigeon shooting, archery, boat hire and an

afternoon tea with fizz

A Windermere Lake Cruise family pass plus self drive boat ride

Family pass to the Lakeland Motor Museum

A family ticker for Ullswater Steamers and Ravensglass Railway


Gorgeous Pure Lakes Skin products

A beautiful bouquet courtesy of the Hanging Basket in Lancaster.

For football fans prizes include a table for 10 in the Hospitality Box at Morecambe FC

Commenting, Sue McGraw said: “Wonderful events like this make a big difference to help ensure

that St John’s continues to be there for patients, families and carers during one of the most difficult

times they will face.

Lynne Wright added: “St John’s provides hope, care and support for people with life-shortening

illness, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Throughout the pandemic, this care has never faltered.

However, the Hospice’s ability to fundraise stopped overnight. Events like today’s were cancelled,

the Hospice’s charity shops had to close and, overnight, 70% of the funding needed to run this vital

local service ceased.

Gill Haigh commented: “We are really looking forward to welcoming sponsors, players, family and

friends to Silverdale Golf Course. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of so

many brilliant businesses. We hope everyone will have a fantastic day as well as raising money to

support our fundraising and help give us the extra boost we need to send us off to Cambodia with an

extra spring in our steps.”


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