Ladies Captain at Llanishen Golf Club choses City Hospice as her Charity of the Year
Every year the Ladies Captain at Llanishen Golf Club choses and charity to support. We’re delighted that this year’s Captain, Lindsay Weare, has chosen City Hospice as her Charity of the Year. Married to Simon, Lindsay has two sons Ben (17) and Tom (15) who are all keen golfers.
Lindsay tells us why she has chosen City Hospice:
“I have been a member at LGC for 22 years. I have been on the Ladies committee twice and was thrilled to be asked to represent the club as vice captain last year. Even though I am captain of the ladies section I am also joint Captain of the Club. This means that along with the other Captain, Martin Ashall, the Clubs Manager and our general committee we help to manage the club.
Both Captains have traditionally chosen their own charity to support during their year in office. Each year we have a charity weekend at the club where we take part in various competitions, raffle a personal car park space and hold a general raffle to raise money. The money is then divided between the 2 Captains charities. There is also opportunities to put on other social events to raise money. In the past we have had fashion shows, auction of promises, coffee mornings etc. This year this will obviously be dependant on social distancing rules.
I chose City Hospice as as well as being a local charity they have been a great support to my family in recent times.
My mother in law sadly passed away earlier this year and City Hospice supported her both in her home and then when she had to move into a care home. They helped with the transition as well as helping her manage her pain so she was able to pass away peacefully with her family at her side. I also had a colleague who died last year from breast cancer. She was also cared for by City hospice who helped manage her pain towards the end. Before having these personal experiences I didn’t realise how much work City hospice does within the community. I also didn’t realise that they rely so much on charitable funding.
I hope to be able to hold some social events this year to help raise some money for City Hospice. Obviously this will depend on Covid restrictions. We have a ladies committee of 12 so I’m planning on getting them all to help me come up with some ideas. I am happy to support and advertise any City Hospice events via our social media groups. I’ll be spreading the word as often as I can!
I know from personal experience what an amazing service City Hospice provides. Their support is invaluable at what is a difficult and stressful time for all those involved. It is a pleasure for me to be able to choose City Hospice as the charity I will support during my year as Captain of Llanishen Golf Club”.
Nicky Piper, Corporate Relationship Manager at City Hospice said:
“We’re delighted to be Lindsay’s has chosen Charity of the Year. Helping fundraise to support our hospice and raise awareness of our work is really very much appreciated. We are always grateful of local support to help ensure we are there to support our patients when they need us most. We wish Lindsay and the whole ladies section a successful and enjoyable year”.