Golfers remember inspirational fundraiser


Robert Doman

THE final fundraising event to be arranged by a woman who lost her life to cancer raised £1,200 for charity on Saturday.
Rachel Venables died in April having raised more than £30,000 for charity since discovering she was suffering from an incurable strain of the condition in 2012.
The 43-year-old mother was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, liver, bones and ovaries, but her diagnosis inspired her to raise money through various events to help others as she battled the condition.
She had previously battled cancer in 2008.
Her courage touched hearts across the county and beyond and the support for her efforts continued at Flint Golf Course, where 32 golfers teed off in face of the wet weather to help her fundraising legacy live on.
The charity golf event was staged in aid of Nightingale House, Flint burns victim Emmy Taylor and Blue Sky North Wales.
Family friend and event organiser Ceri Noble, 36, said: “I am sure Rachel would have been happy with the way things went.
“Up until the week she died Rachel was still trying to organise things.
“Many people braved the rain to support the event and we hope to continue what Rachel started by holding it annually. Everyone has been touched by Rachel’s story, her battle against cancer and the fundraising she did.
“She was a brilliant example, a very determined lady – amazing.
“Despite her suffering she supported everything and I am pleased people came out to support this too.”
Rachel's husband Mark, 16-year-old son Luke and mother Christine Roberts all attended the presentations outside the clubhouse after the day’s play.
Mr Venables took to the event's Facebook page to thank organisers, sponsors and supporters of the day as well as those who took part.

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