We are delighted introduce our charities for this year.

They are Cancer Research UK and East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH). Details are shown below. Our main event this year will be Charity Day on 17th September, and we look forward to being able to raise a good level of support for these two deserving causes.

Bruce & Kelly (Captain & Lady Captain)

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Click here to see their website.

Cancer survival is improving and has doubled over the past 40 years in the UK – now half of people diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for ten years or more, thanks to research.

The charity funds research into more than 200 types of cancer, from the most common – such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers – to rare types of tumour and children’s cancers.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

EACH offers a family-centred, needs-led approach to care, ensuring all of the needs of the children and young people they care for are met - whether psychological, physical, emotional, social or spiritual.

Care delivery can take place in a variety of settings including at home and in the hospice. Care and support is provided by qualified nurses, clinical nurse specialists, counsellors, care assistants, play specialists, music therapists, art therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a family therapist, a psychologist, spiritual care advisors, chaplains, chefs and housekeeping staff, and a consultant nurse.

Presentations to the 2016 charities

Captain John Evans presented a cheque for £10,576.52 to representatives of the Sick Children's Trust on 24th January. The Club received the following response and invitation:

“The Cambridge Fundraising Committee of The Sick Children’s Trust would like to thank the Captain and members of the Gog Magog Golf Club for nominating them as one of their charities this year, and for the very generous contribution to the upkeep of both Acorn House and Chestnut House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.”

“Acorn House and Chestnut House provide ‘a home from home’ where parents and siblings can stay when a child in the family is seriously ill and receiving treatment at Addenbrooke’s.”

“Members of the Golf Club are warmly invited to a Tea Party at Acorn House on Sunday 5th February 2017: 15.00hr to 16.30hr, this is an opportunity to see where your donation is being used. You will have the opportunity to meet our Patron, The Countess of St Andrews, and Dame Mary Archer, and also to visit Chestnut House to see the excellent facilities for parents and families provided by the SCT. If you are interested in attending please either tel 01638 751474 or email sctcambridge@gmail.com – the event is free, we just need an idea of numbers for catering.”

“Acorn House is situated within the hospital grounds, a short walk away from the wards. Around 750 families use Acorn House every year and they can stay free-of-charge for as long as they need. It is staffed seven days a week and is funded entirely by voluntary donations. The house was opened in 2000, by the SCT’s National President, Mr Michael Crawford CBE. It was extended in 2006 and now has 15 private family bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. There is also a communal kitchen, living room, dining area, playroom, two laundry rooms and a children’s garden. Chestnut House, opened in 2012 by Esther Rantzen CBE, is a recent addition to the neonatal intensive care unit at the Rosie Hospital at Addenbrooke’s.”

Lady Captain Barbara Latham presenting a representative of the Arthur Rank Hospice at Home team with a cheque for £11,083.50 at the Ladies’ Christmas Lunch.