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.
Outgoing ladies captain Pat Johns had a personal reason for choosing Winston’s Wish as the club’s charity of the year for 2015, after witnessing the effect 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.
Pat said: “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.”
Community fundraiser at Winston’s Wish Leigh-Beth Stroud 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.”
For information about Winston’s Wish go to www.winstonswish.org.uk