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The 2023/24 Captains Charity

DEAR MEMBERS

YOUR CLUB CAPTAINS THIS YEAR HAVE CHOSEN THE “Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre” and "Cancer Research" AS THEIR CHARITies.


Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre

Our specialist Holiday Centre, situated close to the seafront in Skegness not only helps the children have a great time and make new friends, it contributes to their education and life skills.

A holiday is something that many of us take for granted, but for the children who come to our centre it is a rarity, even a one-off. Many of them have never been away, and may have no prospect of doing so.

Just a week away at the Centre can make a huge difference.

It gives the youngsters time and space to relax, make new friends and enjoy themselves in a supportive and structured environment, and in the care of our fully trained staff.

Recognised by the Local Education Authority as providing a Secondary Educational Experience as part of the overall education of the children who attend, it contributes to their personal and social development, giving them confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing memories that last a lifetime. For a week, they can just enjoy being on holiday.

For their parents, guardians or carers too, it offers some important respite time, safe in the knowledge that the children are being well looked after.

DCHC, established in 1891, provides 660 holiday places per season, which runs between April and October.

For many children, the relationships gained remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Lind Cassidy,  Lady Captain

Club Captains chosen charity this year is Cancer research UK:  

 Cancer Research UK is the world's largest independent cancer research organizations. It is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and was formed on 4 February 2002.

Cancer is a dreadful disease and one which doesn’t care for your age, financial situation or your golf handicap! This charity is particularly close to my heart, as my young children’s mum died of breast cancer in 2016, when they were 3 ½ years old.

Around 150 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, it is the most common cancer in the UK and although rarer, around 390 are also diagnosed every year. The good news is two-thirds of women now survive 20 years or more.

Currently, 1 in 2 of us are at risk of getting cancer, that is potentially 300 members in this golf club! A frightening thought indeed!

I am aiming to, with your help, raise as much money as possible to help find new ways to diagnose and treat this dreadful disease.  

 Martin Musgrave, Club Captain 2023





 


 










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