Lady golfers collect nearly £2,000 for Weston RNLI

PUBLISHED: 12:15 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 18 April 2018

Golf cheque.

Golf cheque.

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Lady golfers from Weston Golf Club raised nearly £2,000 for Weston RNLI.

Weston Golf Club lady captain Melanie Rossi used her year to collect a large sum for Weston RNLI.

The club wanted to recognise that the local RNLI crew are about to embark on a new venture by recognising their own foundation many years ago.

During her year as lady captain, Melanie promoted the local RNLI volunteers as the charity to be supported. She was particularly interested because head groundsman Simon Cresser is one of the helmsmen at Weston.

During the course of her year in charge, she organised collections on the Grand Pier, auctions, raffles and coffee mornings, as well as collection boxes in the golf club.

The target she aimed for and achieved was £1,892 as the golf club itself was established in the year 1892.

Melanie said: “The RNLI is a great charity with which I identify. My uncle was saved during the war at sea. Also we recognise how desperately the volunteer crews need a new station and we wanted to help towards it.”

Peter Elmont, chair Weston RNLI fundraising committee said: “This is a very generous donation. The ladies have worked very hard and helped to give us a new start. We hope to have news about a new station very soon.”

Melanie Rossi presenting the cheque to Peter Elmont, chair of Weston RNLI fundraising committee. Also in the picture are Steven Carrick, treasurer of Weston Golf Club and Richard Spindler MBE, previous lifeboat operations manager at Weston RNLI.

To find out more information about Weston lifeboat, please log onto the website (www.westonrnli.org.uk) or contact Glyn Hayes on 01934 645555.

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