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Happy New Year to you all, it is great to be so close to the new golfing season. The nights are getting lighter each day.


This year it is a very special year for the County as we are celebrating our centenary, 100 years of ladies golf in Durham County. Special prizes will be awarded at the various competitions being held during the year, it will be an exciting time for us all. The main event will be the Centenary Lunch at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield on Wednesday 6th October - I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.

I had the pleasure of delivering the charity cheque for £3,200 to Harbour Support Services in Hartlepool in January. 

Denise Gilhespy explained that our money would be used for families escaping abuse. Families can apply for up to £300 when they move out of the family home into new accommodation, she explained one mother with 2 children had asked for 2 single beds, table and 3 chairs. Another mother had applied for a washing machine and the charity source the items for them.

It was good to visit the charity's head office in Hartlepool and to find out more about their work and how they help.  A letter of thanks has been sent to me from their Chief Executive, Lesley Gibson.

It has been lovely to be able to attend various coffee mornings throughout the County this year and there are still more taking place. It's great to catch up with old friends and a super way of raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support who I have chosen as my charity in 2022. Unfortunately many of us will be touched by cancer and Macmillan provides much needed services and support to families at what is a very difficult time.

I wish you all good golf in 2022.

Chris Pascall