Welcome to Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer
ROSEMERE Golfers Against Cancer was founded in 2001 by enthusiastic amateur
Keith McIntosh, who hails from Leyland in Lancashire.
Keith, keen to combine his interest in golf with his continuing support for the Preston-based Rosemere Cancer Foundation, gathered golfing friends and business contacts with the idea of setting up a golf-based fund-raising group. He then set about promoting RGAC's activities around the golf clubs of Central Lancashire. Significant links were established with a similar but much larger organisation, Golfers Against Cancer, based in Houston, Texas. Keith began corresponding with Sally Roberts, a member of their board. On a visit to the UK, Sally attended the 2002 Annual Rosemere Golf Day at Shaw Hill Golf & Country Club, Chorley. Thus began an ongoing relationship between the two charities which has continued to grow. Indeed, a group of 10 Rosemere golfers travelled to Houston for their 2004 Annual Golf Tournament and Banquet, an impressive event which raised over 1.5 million dollars.
Since then, Keith's group have reached an agreement for the Rosemere Golfers to use the official name and logo of Golfers against Cancer - and for some years now they have been delighted to promote themselves as Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer.
Founder Keith McIntosh explained: "One of the main aims of Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer is to promote the Rosemere Cancer Foundation to Golf Club Captains and Presidents at the clubs around the Lancashire and South Cumbria. We want to encourage them to adopt Rosemere as one of their charities for their respective years of office. Another priority is to build a network of corporate supporters, to encourage local companies, event organisers and golf societies to adopt Rosemere as a chosen charity".
Further information on Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer can be obtained from Keith McIntosh by using the contact us form, or if you prefer, contact the Rosemere Cancer Foundation office on 01772 522913, or visit their website www.rosemere.org.uk
RGAC - Endorsement
The Rosemere Cancer Foundation exists to raise additional funds for projects that make a real difference to local cancer patients treated in Lancashire and South Cumbria but which cannot be supported through the NHS. Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer are crucial to the Foundation being able to achieve its aims, not just through their fundraising but also by being excellent Rosemere ambassadors, significantly increasing the charityís profile throughout the region.
Members of RGAC epitomise the very best of charity fundraising, promoting fun and friendship but never forgetting the serious business of raising money for a cause they passionately believe in. If you have an interest in golf and in helping local cancer patients access the very best care possible then I can assure you they will give you a very warm welcome. (Sue Thompson, Chief Officer)