Every year both the incoming Club Captain and Ladies Captain at Lyme Regis golf Club nominate their choice of charities for the year. This year John Coley and Caroline Baker decided to have a joint effort for two charities both concerned with Sudden Death Syndrome. The Muir Maxwell Trust was one of those chosen.
The collecting started right at the start of the year at John and Caroline’s drive in with a raffle for a Charity Parking Space in the car park. Throughout the year the ever enthusiastic ladies section raised funds with raffles, coffee mornings, fashion parades and other events. Strategically placed collecting boxes were prominent in the clubhouse for both ad hoc contributions and friendly ‘spot’ fines. A special Charity Day competition was held which was open to both members and visitors, where some of the entry fee went direct into the charity account. This was followed by an auction of items which among other things included a weeks accommodation in St Ives. The biggest single event was John’s efforts to play as many holes as possible in the day and seek sponsorship, not just based on how many holes he played, but how well he played off his handicap of 7. In the end, despite his almost 67 years and dodgy hip, he managed to play 4 rounds (72 holes) clocking up 127 points and walking the best part of 20 miles in doing so. This event alone raised £3000 and at the end of the year they had amassed a wonderful £8000 to be divided between the charities.
John, Caroline and all the members are delighted that this should now mean a number of children who were on the waiting list will now be able to enjoy the potentially life saving equipment that the Trust offers.
An enormous thank you from everyone at Muir Maxwell Trust and our beneficiaries for your very generous support.