The Haven was the very grateful charity of choice for a memorial event held recently at Strathclyde Bowling Club.
The event was held in memory of Cathie Lennon, who was a member of Strathclyde Bowling Club and who also volunteered at The Haven for over ten years, by her son John and members of the Lennon family. It was the first event of its kind and raised a massive £832.50 for The Haven, which will go directly to supporting families affected by life limiting illness in the local area.
June Sutherland, Service Manager at The Haven said: “Setting up a tournament in Cathie’s memory was such a very special thing to do and the turnout on the day and the number of teams taking part from all the different clubs is a testament to what an incredibly special person she was and how much she was respected and loved by everyone that knew her. The fact that John and his sister Michelle won the first year’s tournament and lifted the cup made it even more special.
“The Haven was very fortunate to have Cathie as a volunteer for over ten years and she continues to be remembered fondly and sadly missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her.
“We are completely reliant on fundraising and donations in order to keep our support and services going and so events like this and the donations that come from it really do mean so much to everyone at The Haven. We are so thankful to John and the Lennon family for putting on this event in aid of The Haven and to every single person who supported it.”
John Lennon said: “It meant so much to us to be able to run this event in aid of The Haven, a very special place that meant so much to my mum. The work they do in the local community to support families at a time when they need it most is so important and I know mum would be so proud that we have been able to do this and raise so much in her memory.”
To learn more about The Haven and its services, fundraising initiatives or volunteer opportunities please call 01698 727884 or visit http://www.thehavencentre.com.