Chari-tee day for Spalding’s lady golfers

Spalding Golf Club ladies Elizabeth Holbrook, Shirley Gurbutt, Jenny Wilson, Dina Reedman, Hannah Thorold, Paula Brown and Christine Vickers for Bowel & Cancer Research.
Spalding Golf Club ladies Elizabeth Holbrook, Shirley Gurbutt, Jenny Wilson, Dina Reedman, Hannah Thorold, Paula Brown and Christine Vickers for Bowel & Cancer Research.
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Lady members from Spalding Golf Club have scored a hole in one for charity after raising more than £3,000 for charity during the year.

The club’s lady captain Christine Vickers and fellow golfers organised a range of events, including a bridge drive, fashion show, luncheon party, fun days and raffles, in aid of Bowel and Cancer Research.

Jim was a good golfer and taught me how to play, so he’d be chuffed if he knew we were raising money in his memory

Christine Vickers, lady captain of Spalding Golf Club

Christine, who chose the charity after her brother Jim Middleton died of bowel cancer aged 70 in 2011, said: “We grew up on the farm together and were very close.

“When people discovered why we’d chosen the charity, they were very supportive because bowel disease is one of those topics that no one talks about, even though it affects an awful lot of people.

“I have had my own problems but thanks to a fantastic surgeon, I’m absolutely fine now.

”Jim was a good golfer and taught me how to play, so he’d be quitely chuffed if he knew we were raising money in his memory.”

Deborah Gilbert, chief executive of Bowel & Cancer Research, said: “Christine is right to say that bowel disease is often not talked about which is something we’d like to change.

“Our vision is that no one should die of bowel cancer or even have to live with chronic bowel disease.”