Past Year Captains' Charities

Captains of 2023 present cheques to Weston Park and Breast Cancer Now

Captains Anna Avery and Dave Halford were tremendously proud and grateful to announce the total charities collection as £8000 for 2023, and pass on the thanks of their chosen charities, Weston Park Cancer Charity and Breast Cancer Now, to all members and other contributors.


Captains of 2022 present cheques to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Our Captains of 2022 would like to thank all Club members who supported their charitities.  They recently both presented cheques for £3,220 to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. 

Congratulations to everyone who helped to raise this superb total!


Captains of 2020/21 present cheques to The British Heart Foundation and The Friends of St Giles School

Our Captains for 2020 had a very unusual year due to Covid so they extended their Captaincy into 2021. 

Captain Allan Meacher's charity was The British Heart Foundation and Mrs Lin Tongue's was The Friends of St Giles School. 

After a very difficult year, they managed to raise a total of £4,795.03.      


Captains of 2019

Unfortunately, due to Covid rules and regulations, we were not able to present the cheques to this years charities. 

Captain Dave Stirling was raising money for The Friends of St Giles School and Lady Captain Helen Dean for Pancreatic Cancer UK. 

The total amount raised was £5,389.79.  


Captains of 2018 present cheques to Prostate Cancer UK and Motor Neurone Disease 

Members gathered on Friday in support of their Captains. Ted Eccleshall and Lady Captain, Sue Boyes for the presentation of their donations totalling £7,170 to their chosen charities Prostate Cancer UK and Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

Representatives from the charities were fulsome in their praise of the efforts made by the captains and the members and for such outstanding generosity whilst Ted and Sue thanked their helpers and other members for their unsparing work and time. 

Thanks are also due to local businesses who donated vouchers and especially to the generosity of local people who gave great support to our 2 day collection at Morrison’s Retford store. 

Early diagnosis of prostate cancer can have a good outcome but motor neurone disease has yet to be cured or diagnosed early.

Captains of 2017 present cheques to Harefield Hospital and Canine Partners

From the left: Ashley Westpfel, Director of Fundraising Brompton and Harefield Hopsital; Fraser Britton Retford GC Captain 2017; Andrew Britton and Frank: Fabio di Robertis, consultant heart surgeon; Lauren Britton and Nancy.

Fraser  Britton, Retford Golf Club’s Captain 2017 chose Harefield Hospital for his chosen charity.  Fraser chose this charity for a very personal reason. On honeymoon in December 2012, his son Andrew, a former Ordsall Hall student, caught a virus which attacked his heart, causing 6 cardiac arrests.  This happened in the Maldives and he was flown to Bangkok which had the nearest heart hospital capable of treating him. After six weeks he was well enough to be flown home and was admitted immediately to Harefield Hospital where doctors told him he would need a heart transplant. Ten months and a ventricular assist pump later, he had a transplant on his Mum’s birthday.  Since then he has gone from strength to strength, back to work full time and the father of two children.

Without the skill and dedication of the team at Harefield and the amazing courage and generosity of the donor’s family Andrew might not have survived.  Retford Golf Club is proud to have raised money for such a good cause.

2016 Captains Present Charity Cheque

On Friday 17th March 2017, Retford Golf Club presented a cheque for the value of £7,164.90 to be shared between Weston Park Cancer charity and the Aurora Wellbeing Centre.

Bill Manning (Captain 2016) and Keran Hutchinson (Lady Captain 2016) are so grateful for the generosity of the members, the Professional staff, local clubs and businesses, and also gave particular thanks to the MWF Fiddle, organised by Terry Cullen and Mick Wilde.

Weston Park Cancer Charity

Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England. Weston Park Cancer Charity supports the hospital by funding pioneering cancer research and helping to improve cancer treatments and care for patients from this area.

Aurora Wellbeing Centre and Macmillan Hub
Aurora aims is to help and support survivorship for local people with a cancer diagnosis, and their families and carers, at any stage of their cancer journey,