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Golf day raises funds for Dorothy House

The Lions Club of Frome held its annual charity golf day at Orchardleigh Golf Club on Friday 15th May in which 22 teams took part in aid of Dorothy House Hospice. 

After play finished, Lion Keith McLeod introduced the club captain of Orchardleigh Golf Club Malcolm Lloyd, who presented the prizes and cups.

Malcolm explained that the Orchardleigh Golf Club chosen charity for the year was the Frome Lions, and that through the Lions they supported local charities like the Blood bikes, Stroke Association, Defibrillators for Frome, Talking Newspapers and Dorothy House Hospice.

Malcolm then presented to The Wanderers, the winners of the tournament, Graham Higgins, Andrew Neill, Ray Clarke and D. Skinner, their prizes and cup.

The runners up were R.B.S. Corporate Banking, Mike Page, Mark Wood, Simon Crocker and M. Green.

Individual prizes for the Straightest Drive 1st hole Phil Jefferies • Longest Drive 8th hole Steve Gamlin • Nearest the Pin 3rd hole Matt Smart • Nearest the Pin 10th hole Simon Crocker • Nearest the Pin 3rd shot 9th hole Phil Winterbourne.

The Frome Lions would especially like to thank Orchardleigh Golf Club for the use of the course and club house. Plus all the sponsors as the event would not run without them, notably:

Mongers Drewett solicitors and legal advice who are in Bath, Wells, Sherbourne and Frome Market, Brothers Drinks Co Ltd., a major drinks company based at Shepton Mallet. Also Thornbury Sports Ltd who surface sports ground surfaces and offer general tarmacking services; Pearson May, a chartered accounting firm from Bath, Trowbridge and Chippenham; Treads, a vehicle services operation who have garages in Frome and Warminster; WCD Sleeman and Sons Ltd who specialise in drilling and blasting and B.I.B.S. Bath Investment and Building Society.

Dorothy House is a  Winsley-based charity giving palliative care to patients who have life limiting illness. About 70% of the hospice’s help is given in the community, by nurses visiting patients at home. This worthy charity is all funded by donations and requires some £9500 a day to keep running.