Golf day raises money for cancer charity

Morecambe Golf Club Captain Ron Butler (right) presents best individual performer Mark Needham with the Neil Kemplay trophy.
Morecambe Golf Club Captain Ron Butler (right) presents best individual performer Mark Needham with the Neil Kemplay trophy.

A cancer charity is better off thanks to the combined efforts of the worlds of golf, football, snooker and entertainment at Morecambe Golf Club.

Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, a group of sporting fundraisers, staged their seventh annual fundraising Celebrity –Am day and dinner at Morecambe.

Once again, it was a great success, raising much-needed funds for the Preston-based Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

More than 20 teams competed, with Morecambe members the Needham family, representing Venture Caravan Park, taking the honours as winning team with 86 points.

Corrie Needham was leading lady, whilst Mark Needham posted the best individual male score to collect the Neil Kemplay trophy, presented by organisers Heather and Mike Kemplay in loving memory of their son Neil, who tragically lost his battle with cancer in 2012.

Golfing guests included singer Stephen Bayliss, Premier League referee Lee Mason, former Manchester United left back Arthur Albiston, ex-Blackburn Rovers forward Kevin Gallagher, former Manchester City striker Jim Melrose and leading Lancashire snooker player Ian Burns.

The golf day was followed by a presentation dinner and cabaret. RGAC patron, entertainer Norman Prince, former frontman of the Hoghton Weavers, hosted proceedings which included a raffle and charity auction, whilst comedian Terry Cotta led the cabaret.

Event host Mike Kemplay said: “Since 2001, the golf charity has been raising money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

“Morecambe is a fantastic venue and once again, we have had a very successful event.”