Raising money for Kidneys For Life by Playing Golf!
When I was asked to be Lady Captain of Dunham Forest Golf Club in 2012, and to choose a charity for my year, I immediately thought of Kidneys for Life, having worked for 23 years as a Renal Social Worker at Manchester Royal Infirmary. We have begun the year with a talk from Professor Paul Brenchley, about the Charity’s work. I am giving each member a golf ball with the Kidney’s For Life logo on it. We have a Charity Day Competition planned and an Open Day raffle. I have a named charity bunker and those ladies that land in it give a small donation! I hope, by the end of my year, to have raised money for the MRI Renal Units and to have made members of the Golf Club more aware of renal issues.
At the Charity Day, Kath Lawson my former hospital secretary made and donated a fantastic cake (pictured above), with a lady golfer on the top and a Kidneys for Life ribbon made of icing round the base. Kath now runs Kath’s Kates in Didsbury (0161 442 5690) and makes wonderful cakes for all. The cake was raffled and won by Vicky Lewis, a member of our Ladies Section who had a serious illness and been unable to play golf recently. She was thrilled to win the cake, which she kindly shared. Over £480 was raised on the day. Gail de Meza, Lady Captain of Dunham Forest Golf Club
Kidneys for Life would just let to say a final thanks to Gail who over the course of her year as Lady Captain at Dunham Forest Golf Club raised £2,070.55 so our appreciation goes out to everyone who helped achieve such a fantastic donation.