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Cottesmore Golf and Country Club supports Winston’s Wish with generous £4000 charity of the year donation

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Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is delighted with the support it has received from the Cottesmore Golf and Country Club – with almost £4,000 raised in just one year.

Cottesmore Golf and Country Club Ladies captain Pat Johns, who is also a teacher, had a personal reason for choosing Winston’s Wish as the club’s charity of the year for 2015, after witnessing the affect that unsupported bereavement can have on her students. The money raised will help fund the vital work that Winston’s Wish carries out with children bereaved of a parent or sibling.

The Cottesmore Golf and Country Club is based in the Sussex countryside and offers 27 holes of golf, 7 self-catering golf course holiday homes and a modern health club.

It’s not too late for other golf clubs in the area to support Winston’s Wish as their charity of the year. Please contact Leigh-Beth Stroud on 01403 211030 or email lbstroud@winstonswish.org.uk.

Pat John, Ladies Captain at Cottesmore Golf and Country Club, commented:

“As a teacher, I came across a number of pupils who had been bereaved of parents, siblings, grandparents and peers, who would have greatly benefitted from some support from Winston’s Wish.

The ladies of Cottesmore Golf and Country Club gave tremendous support to this charity by raising money through raffles, auctions and filling Smartie Tubes with money. I would like to thank them and all of the members at Cottesmore who contributed to this worthwhile cause.”

Leigh-Beth Stroud, Community Fundraiser at Winston’s Wish, added:

“What an amazing achievement! I am so proud of Pat and very grateful for all the hard work in raising this fantastic amount for Winston’s Wish.”

Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.

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