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Burnley Golf Club supports Winston’s Wish with £5,200 charity of the year donation

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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children in the UK, is delighted with the support it has received from Burnley Golf Club.

In 2015, Burnley Golf Club in Lancashire chose Winston’s Wish as their charity of the year, with the charity benefitting from their fundraising activities.

The club’s men’s captain, Lee Corns, and ladies captain, Maureen Barson, were keen to choose a charity that supported children and families in the local area.

A multitude of fundraising activities took place during the year, with over £5,000 raised. Maureen held a Ladies Luncheon, with many attendees inspired by the charity. Lee chose to take on a mammoth personal challenge in support of the charity, running 60 miles in just two days in October.

Other events that took place to raise much needed funds included the Captains Golf Day, a Race Night and many more. Burnley Golf Club raised a fantastic £5,200 for Winston’s Wish.

Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of a loved one, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.

Any other clubs in the area that wants to support Winston’s Wish as charity of the year should contact Clare Richards on crichards@winstonswish.org.uk,

Lee Corns, Men’s Captain for 2015-16 at Burnley Golf Club, commented:

“Maureen and I couldn’t have picked a more deserving charity to support in our year of office.  We are so thankful to all the members and friends of Burnley Golf Club who have helped make the years fund raising such an enjoyable experience for both of us.”

Clare Richards, North West Community Fundraiser at Winston’s Wish, added:

“This support came just at the right time when we were setting up our East Lancashire Drop-in based at Burnley Children’s Centre, Brunswick Street. It has enabled us to reach more children and their families, but and also raise awareness of the services which are now available following the loss of a parent or sibling.”

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