Golfers’ £1,570 to supply treats for Budleigh home residents

PUBLISHED: 06:30 25 January 2017

Golfer Cliff Locwood hands over a cheque to Tom Spicer at Letherby House. Ref exe 03-17TI 5539. Picture: Terry Ife

Golfer Cliff Locwood hands over a cheque to Tom Spicer at Letherby House. Ref exe 03-17TI 5539. Picture: Terry Ife

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The residents of a supported living home have expressed their delight at a ‘generous’ donation.

Golfer Cliff Locwood hands over a cheque to Tom Spicer at Letherby House. Ref exe 03-17TI 5526. Picture: Terry IfeGolfer Cliff Locwood hands over a cheque to Tom Spicer at Letherby House. Ref exe 03-17TI 5526. Picture: Terry Ife

Budleigh Salterton golfer Cliff Lockwood, captain of the Royal Oak Golf Society (ROGS) for 2016, presented a cheque for £1,570 to the Lethaby House social fund.

This money was raised through donations by the golfers during the year and ‘fun fines’ for various mishaps during events.

Lynn Lockwood, house manager at Lethaby House, said: “Lethaby House is supported living home for nine adults with a learning disability.

“The residents have lived in the house since October 2015 and have received some donations and valuable support from the local community.

“The golfers’ donation will go a long way towards special trips, holidays and outings for a group of people who would normally go without, if not for generous donations and support of the community.”

Cliff, a long-time member of East Devon Golf Club, in Links Road, has served as captain of ROGS for the last 12 months.

The ROGS is a group of about 40 golfers, mainly living in Devon, but several from Budleigh, who meet once a month during the year and play various courses in the south west.

During 2016, Cliff’s duties included helping to organise and run each event and to also try and raise money from his fellow golfers, which then gets donated to the captain’s chosen charity or worthy cause.

Cliff nominated Lethaby House residents’ fund as the recipients of his year as captain.


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