Captain’s charity event pays tribute

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Wetherby Golf Club’s Rabbits Section held a highly successful golfing event last Sunday in aid of the Captain’s Charity, MacMillan Care, raising well over £1,500.

Over 100 golfing members from all sections of the club played in the inaugural Bill Gibb Trophy competition, a new event for this impressive piece of silver.

Bill, the first part-time paid Secretary of the club was a Senior Lecturer in Business Studies at the Leeds Metropolitan University, a golfer, active member of the Lions Club and later a very competent and humorous writer whose articles were published in several magazines.

The trophy presented some years ago in his memory has been used as the the prize for an annual match between a team representing the Rabbits President and its Captain.

The Ladies provided home made cakes and refreshments at the half-way house, resulting in donation of £282, a staggering sum, exceeding all expectations.

The day concluded with a prize giving dinner and the sponsored raffle, which including the Ladies contribution has raised well £1,500 for MacMillan Nursing Care.

The club’s Captain Ian Currie said: “This has been a fantastic day and my thanks go out to everyone who organised and supported such a worthy cause, in particular the many local businesses who provided the major prizes.”

Terry Nicholson, the Rabbits President said they appreciated contributions from the Bridge Hotel at Walshford, The Muse, Fillmore & Union, Unique Hairstyles, Gilchrist Bakery and Appletons.

It is almost certain this will become an annual event, and a fitting tribute to Bill Gibb, a man who gave much of his life to helping others.