Golfers tee up a great year of fund-raising for Aurora Wellbeing Centre

College Pines Golf Club representatives presenting the cheque to Debra Fores from Aurora Wellbeing Centre
College Pines Golf Club representatives presenting the cheque to Debra Fores from Aurora Wellbeing Centre

Members of College Pines Golf Club in Worksop had a fantastic year on the fairways raising money for the Aurora Wellbeing Centre.

Club captain John Dykes and club treasurer Alan Stray chose Aurora Centre Worksop as the golf club’s charity of the year after hearing about the help and support Aurora has given to local people living with a cancer diagnosis.

The club held various fundraising activities throughout 2017 and this month they presented

Aurora with a grand total of £1928.16 of money raised.

Debra Fores, general manager of Aurora Wellbeing Centre explained how the much-needed donation would be spent.

She said: “Aurora Centre offers a wide range of support and therapies to help boost the self-esteem and confidence of people undergoing and recovering from treatments related to cancer.

“These include advice on skin care, hair loss, professional beauty treatments, mindfulness and well-being sessions, to mention just a few of our hugely valued services.

“I would like to thank John and Alan and the members of College Pines Golf Club for this very generous donation.

“It is the continued fund raising efforts of local organisations that makes such a difference.

“It allows us to provide a free support package to people in Bassetlaw with a cancer diagnosis.

A spokesman for College Pines added: “Everyone at the club agrees it’s really important to support a local charity and this is our way of giving something back.

“We are proud to have raised so much and we hope it makes a difference to people in Bassetlaw, including the family and friends of those living with a cancer diagnosis.”

The Aurora Wellbeing Centre offers a free package of beauty treatments and support to local patients, both men and women, helping them to face the world with confidence, through one of the most difficult times of their life.

The centre was set up in 2002 by co-founders Lynne Rothwell, Val Lepedat and Denise Dunn, to provide an uplifting environment when patients feel vulnerable and uncertain about the future.

Within the centre, staff work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support at the Macmillan Hub.

The centre encourages people using its services to be active participants in their own recovery and thereafter.

Based in Worksop, the Aurora Wellbeing Centre is open from 9am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.

Anyone who would like more information about any of the services offered should call 01909 470985 or visit the website at