On Friday 13th September, Kathleen Tyrer hosted the charity golfing day, dinner and auction at Shaw Hill Golf & Country Club in Chorley to raise money for CAFOD and the Thomas Marshall Education Fund in Mozambique. All the food was donated by local businesses and as you can see from the photo below it was truly divine and scrumptious! Yum!
After the gorgeous dinner, CAFOD’s Chris Lappine thanked everyone, especially Kathleen for hosting the 7th Charity Day at Shaw Hills and for raising in excess of £165,000 for charitable causes. Chris spoke of meeting a Zambian woman Margaret a widow, aged 44, who was HIV positive and extremely ill, too sick to take anti retroviral medicine. Margaret had 5 children, her mother had come to care for the family. CAFOD partners were giving support and supplying basic food items. Margaret’s mum was very courageous but her sadness was tangible. Chris quoted a paragraph from a book she’d recently read by Mariama Bâ, a Senegalese writer because her words were being re-enacted in this poor little house.
“One is a mother to understand the inexplicable. One is a mother to lighten the darkness. One is a mother to shield when lightning streaks the night, when thunder shakes the earth, when mud bogs one down. One is a mother to love without beginning or end”.
Then it was time for the Auction and Raffle. This year’s auction list included a holiday in Portugal, France, hospitality tickets for a Manchester City game, a signed Everton top, the chance to name an Eddie Stobart truck, lots of golfing prizes, and many, many more things were up for grabs too!
After the auction and raffle, the boogying started well into the wee small hours! The music was provided by the very talented musical star Stephen Bayliss!
Many thanks Kathleen for your continued support and such a wonderful night!
(Pictured above are Roman (Kath’s grandson), Ged Tyrer, Kathleen Tyrer, Chris Lappine and CAFOD volunteer Mike Gunning).
And if you are wondering what an Ace is….
It is a golfing term used when a golfer makes a hole in one!!