Monday, 19 January 2015

The first ever female captain at Porters Park Golf Club in Radlett has not only made her mark in the clubs history books, but helped motivate an incredible year of fundraising for Peace Hospice Care.

Porters Park is one of the premier golf clubs in Hertfordshire and has for many years supported local charities as part of the club's activities.

Founded in 1899, the club is an integral part of sport in and around Radlett with the quality of the course attracting members from a wide surrounding area.

In her twelve months as captain, Janet Kilsby made sure the Hospice sat firmly in the hearts of the club members.

Organising  a charity day, including an auction, raffle, and sponsorship of a hole in one - Jan helped secure more than £20,775 to benefit the Hospice.

Jan began her captaincy in December 2013 and selected Peace Hospice Care as the clubs charity for the year ahead.  She was the first female captain since 1899 and was keen to make a difference to her community and to the club.

'It has been a real honour to be the club captain,' explained Jan. 'The year was punctuated by so many good moments and went by too quickly.  I did not set a target of fundraising but I do like organising events.'

At the Porters Park Club Charity day in September, an astounding £17,161 was raised in just one memorable day.

Jan proudly presented a cheque to Peace Hospice Care Events and Community Fundraising Officer, Charlotte Harrison.

Her role as Club Captain is over, but the difference Jan and Porters Park Golf Club have made to the Hospice is greatly appreciated and will continue to benefit patients and families with a life limiting illness.

Further information on Porters Park Golf Club can be found on the Club's website.