The money was raised through a variety of competitions, raffles and events held at the club during 2017.
Commenting on the fund raising effort, Mr. Worrall said;
“I’m really grateful for the support from all the members during my year of office.”
“I’ would like to especially thank my wife Steph and my Vice Captain Steve Fox and his wife Sue for their help in making it such a successful year.”
Becky expressed her gratitude to Jeff and the members of the golf club, she said;
“May I say a huge thank you to Jeff for choosing Macmillan for his charity and big thank you to golf club for their support.”
“All the money will be invested locally in the in the Hull and East Riding area where Macmillan have invested a £1 million into vital cancer services.”
“We gratefully appreciate the support of Beverley and East Riding Golf Club. This donation will help us to continue to provide transport for local elderly, disabled and venerable people in the local area. It also helps us to stay on the road.”
Meanwhile Mr Fox’s term as Captain got off to a flying start with the news the club has been awarded more than £26,000 to restore the iconic 200-year-old Anti Mill which houses the club’s offices and part of the clubhouse.
While members and visitors are proud of the club’s heritage as the oldest inland club in Yorkshire, the cost of repairing and maintaining the Mill puts a great strain on club resources.
With the help of East Riding ward councillor Denis Healy and council official Lea Anne Wright, the club has been awarded the £26,000 grant from the Commuted Sums fund – monies paid by developers to support leisure and recreation projects – which will enable extensive renovation of the exterior and interior of the ancient Mill.
Mr. Worrall said;
“The Anti Mill is part of Beverley’s unique heritage and it needs to be preserved for generations to come.”
“This grant will allow us to bring the building up to the necessary standard to withstand the rigours of the weather and convert the interior into a more usable space.”
“While these developments will undoubtedly be a major benefit for the club and its members, we want it to be a facility to be used and enjoyed by all sections of the community.”
“Last year we had over 3,000 visitors to the club, many of them bringing additional income to the town’s shops, hotels, restaurants etc. We want our club to become a fabulous social facility which everyone can enjoy.”
The Anti Mill was a working mill until 1897 and subsequently became part of the golf club. Last year it was getting into a desperate condition and the club raised sufficient money from a sponsored Am-Am competition to repair the roof.
However the award from Commuted Sums means that a complete renovation can now take place.
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