Cash raised in Phil’s memory

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A group of golfers remembered a dear friend with a fundraiser for a cancer charity.

The Morecambe Thursday Nighters played the inaugural Huxley Cup in memory of Phil ‘Huxley’ Smith.

Phil was formerly a member of the group which plays at Morecambe Golf Club. He died in June last year aged 46 after a long battle with cancer.

The trophy was proudly provided by Phil’s mother, Eileen Smith and on the night the players paid for the privilege of taking part and £410 was raised for the Christie Hospital, Manchester.

Dave McMillan won the trophy and the player with the lowest score, donning the society’s ‘white jacket of shame’, was Derrick Crutchley.

Phil was very appreciative the extra years he enjoyed due to the high-tech treatments received at the Christie. He managed to raise more than £20,000 for the Manchester hospital during his life.