Handy Alex helps out Rosemere

Officials and guests of Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, Fairhaven Golf Club and Beaverbrooks, the major sponsors of the golf day

Officials and guests of Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, Fairhaven Golf Club and Beaverbrooks, the major sponsors of the golf day

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A FORMER European Cup winner – former Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney – presented trophies to the winners at the second annual Beaverbrooks Golf Day, organised by Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, at Fairhaven Golf Club.

Having competed earlier in the day, Stepney, a key player in United’s 1968 European triumph over Benfica and a keen charity golfer, took centre stage at the presentation in the evening.

The Beaverbrooks Golf Day was the charity’s second major event on the Fylde coast.

Stepney said: “This group does some fantastic work for this great cause – I am delighted to be able to help them in whatever ways I can.”

Former pro-golfer and now RGAC patron, Paul Eales, also joined the teams of four in the competition, which culminated in a presentation dinner, charity auction and raffle.

The evening was hosted by entertainer Norman Prince, who is also a patron of Rosemere golfers, and included an audience with fellow comedian and Blackpool favourite, Terry Cotta.

Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer was founded in 2001 by Leyland golfer Keith McIntosh, who wanted to combine his love of the sport with support for the Rosemere Foundation.

In 11 years, through regular events, RGAC has raised thousands of much-needed pounds for the charity.

McIntosh said: “One of the main aims of RGAC is to promote Rosemere to officials at golf clubs around Lancashire.

“Through everyone pulling together, this event has raised a tremendous sum for Rosemere and helped to raise the charity’s profile in the Fylde area.”

Plans are already in hand for the third RGAC Beaverbrooks Golf Day at Fairhaven next year.

For more information on the charity golf, contact Keith McIntosh on 01772 462685.