A group of 22 female golfers from the Oxford Golf Club teamed up to run in the Race for Life in memory of popular club captain Jan Glover.
Jan sadly lost her battle with cancer last September aged just 62.
Members of Oxford Ladies Golf Club on Hilltop Road, Cowley, pulled together to take part in the charity event to honour Jan’s memory and to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Called ‘Golf Girls Rock’ the ladies aged from their teens to mid-70’s ran, jogged and walked together to get through the 5K challenge in the heart of Oxford on the hottest day of the year.
So far, they have raised £1,627 via Just Giving donations and have a target of £2,000.
Tracy Roberts of Oxford Ladies Golf Club said: “The club’s camaraderie and affection our members have for each other got us through the event. It was a day Jan would have loved, outdoor activity, sunshine, bright colours, fun and laughter. Plus, everyone taking care of each other and a glass of fizz at the end.
“Jan got us to the event because she was so dear to everyone at Oxford Ladies Golf Club. Everyone who took part had additional loved ones in their hearts. Cancer has sadly touched so many of us and we hope the money we are raising will help research. If anyone wants to give a few pounds to this worthwhile cause, please visit our Just Giving Page.”
Oxford Ladies Golf Club is part of the Oxford Golf Club, Oxfordshire’s oldest golf club. It was designed by Harry Colt, a legendary course designer, and the club is considered to have one of the best layouts in the country. The club’s head professional is Joe Pepperell, brother of European Tour player Eddie.