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Chart Hills raises over £12,000 for Macmillan
April 8, 2011

Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent ( has always known that its members are extraordinarily generous, but during the past twelve months they have surpassed themselves.

Last week, club captains Keith Sinclair and Angela Reece handed over a cheque for £12,170 to Laura Kennedy, Kent fund raising manager for Macmillan Cancer support.

Club members donated many prizes for raffles and auctions, and raised additional fines by charging anyone who found the water on the courses infamous island 17 th hole.

Keith Sinclair said "We are constantly astounded at the generosity of some people who dig very deeply into their pockets for charity year after year. This year has been exceptional, and given the economic cloud we are all under it's even more astonishing. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that so many people have had some sort of brush with cancer and so it becomes a very personal charity to be involved with."

Laura Kennedy said " Macmillan is very grateful for the generosity shown by Chart Hills Golf Club and its members, which will benefit many people living with cancer."

Macmillan celebrates our Centenary throughout 2011, so to receive such a wonderful donation this year is extra special. Congratulations to everyone who helped raised £12,170 which could help fund 490 hours of support from a Macmillan nurse or 35 financial grants. £12,170 could also pay for more than four Macmillan cancer information and support officers for a month, meaning more people affected by cancer will have someone to answer their questions and talk to about their concerns.

In addition, £11,000 was recently raised by members Steve Hill, Ian Milner, Simon Wilding, Cormac McCarthy, Martin Pawley and Ian Rutland, who all took part in the Macmillan Longest Day challenge last year.

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