Husband and wife duo swing into action

Captain and Lady Captain of Leyland Golf Club, husband and wife duo Rob and Carol Robinson
Captain and Lady Captain of Leyland Golf Club, husband and wife duo Rob and Carol Robinson

A husband and wife team who are currently Captain and Lady Captain of Leyland Golf Club are swinging into action to support St Catherine’s Hospice during their terms in office.

Rob and Carol Robinson are the first married couple to hold the positions jointly at the club in the past 25 years.

They have both decided to support the Lostock Hall hospice during their 12 months as captain, and have a packed fundraising schedule planned.

The couple, from Farington Moss, each said St Catherine’s was the ‘natural choice’ as their charity of the year.

Rob said: “Hospices are fantastic places - St Catherine’s is our local one and we know what great work it does so it made perfect sense to us to choose them.”

Carol added: “We have known people who have received such great care at St Catherine’s which makes it even more meaningful for us.”

The first big event of their year will be a spring/summer fashion show featuring designs from Guest Boutique in Leyland. It takes place at the golf club on Thursday, April 10, and Carol urged people to come along and enjoy a great evening out.

She said: “Tickets are only £6 and includes a glass of wine - we’ve kept the price down in the hope that lots of people will be able to make it.

“You’ll be able to get some inspiration for your spring and summer wardrobes all while showing your support!”

Rob’s main event of the year will be his Captain’s Charity Golf Day on June 25.

Teams of four are invited to compete in the day, before enjoying a meal, entertainment and auction at the club into the evening.

Other events throughout the year will be the Company Classic competition, hog roast party and Lady Captain’s Golf Day, all in August, as well as the Lady Captain’s Charity Day in September, and various raffles throughout the year.

Carol said: “We’re really excited about the coming months and are sure we can count on the generosity of our members and the local community to raise as much money as possible. Every penny and pound really does count.”

Tickets for the fashion show are available from Guest Boutique on 01772 621956 or Leyland Golf Club on 01772 436457.

To sign up for the Captain’s Charity Golf Day or if you have a raffle or auction prize contact Rob on 01772 424997 or 07970 911125.