Local fundraisers putt together 11th annual golf event
A local fundraiser who is putting on a charity golf event for the 11th year running to raise money for cancer charities will be unable to attend for the first time after being diagnosed with cancer herself.
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Angela Gaskell and her husband John hold their 11th Annual Charity Golf Day at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club for the Rainbow Cancer Care foundation on July 5 hoping to beat last year’s total of £20,000. Their fundraising started after Ange lost her mom to Cancer 11 years ago.
The Rainbow Cancer Care Foundation host three fundraisers a year and to date has raised in excess of £80,000 donating to charities such as Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer support, Muscular Dystrophy UK and the Air ambulance. One of the couples chosen charities this year is the Millbrook suite at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, as Angela is currently receiving treatment on the unit.
In a cruel twist of fate Ange will be unable to attend the annual event as she currently battles cancer, but Ange and husband John have no doubt that the 170 players taking on 18 hole course will raise an incredible amount of money again this year.
When talking about this year’s event John Gaskell said: “We run three fundraisers a year, and our aim is to raise £100,000, we are hoping that our friends will continue with the next two whilst Ange is now fighting Cancer herself, so sadly will be unable to attend.”
“We would like to thank everyone on the Millbrook suite, and all departments for their support and care, together from everyone at the Trust. They are all amazing.”