The New Year saw the customary change of Captains at Slinfold Golf & Country Club, which left outgoing Lady Captain, Sue Scaife, with one final, but pleasant, duty to perform – that of handing over a cheque for £1,025.86 to her chosen charity, The Easter Team.
Chairman of Crawley-based, The Easter Team, Sharon Golightly, and Vice-chairman, Rosemary Benwell, were at Slinfold Golf & Country Club to receive the cheque. Sharon commented: “It is thanks to the generosity of organisations, such as the Ladies Section of Slinfold Golf & Country Club, that The Easter Team can continue its work to help those vulnerable people without a home or a place to sleep. The money raised by Slinfold Ladies will be well spent on blankets, hot meals, helping with food parcels and, during these colder months, making sure there is money for heating.”
During 2017, Sue Scaife was the driving force behind many initiatives to raise money for her charity. Sue looked back with fondness on her year: “I have enjoyed my year as Lady Captain and I am very grateful, to all the Ladies at Slinfold, for the generosity and support shown for my chosen charity, The Easter Team. We had a lot of fun during 2017, with fundraising bring and buy sales, tombolas and homemade cakes, but we also had some serious golf. For me, the balance was just right.”
Sue is succeeded as Lady Captain by Jeanne Coker. Jeanne has chosen Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice, as her charity for 2018. The charity, which provides hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex, and South East Hampshire, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Jeanne explained: “Chestnut Tree House is a very worthy cause and I hope that the Ladies at Slinfold will be equally as generous as they were last year, so that together we can help to make a difference to families with life-limited children.”