SADDLEWORTH Golf Club raised a phenomenal £4,377 for the British Heart Foundation’s fight for every heartbeat when 2016 captains Ann Walsh and Ken Barnes teamed up to raise money for the charity during their term of office.
The pair thanked members who generously supported golf competitions, fashion shows, provided raffle prizes and donations, as well as raffling off a ‘coveted monthly premium parking spot adjacent the clubhouse’. Donations were also made at the Christmas carol concert.
Ann said: “The BHF is leading the fight against heart disease and we are so pleased to have raised money to support their vital work.
“I chose the BHF in honour of my mum who died aged 67. I have always said she died wanting to live and if the money we raised can prevent others from losing a loved one, then it’s all worth the hard work.”
Katherine Stybelski, BHS fundraising manager for Greater Manchester, added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Ann, Ken and everyone at the club who helped make our partnership with Saddleworth Golf Club such a success.
“Heart disease is an urgent problem. Too many lives are lost to heart and circulatory conditions each year, and the money raised from this partnership will play a crucial role in helping us find new ways to help keep more hearts beating.”
Around seven million people are currently living with cardiovascular disease in the UK and the funds raised by Saddleworth Golf Club will help support the BHF’s research into preventing and treating these devastating conditions.
The BHF currently fund over £20 million of research in the North West of England at Universities such as Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan. This contributes to a fifth of the total £100,000 they fund every year in the UK.
For more information on regional partnerships or if your company would like to get involved with BHF in Greater Manchester, email Katherine Stybelski on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07818 580 278.