Golfing tribute to mum and son

Pink attired golfers gather at Shaw Hill. Eric is second from the left on the front row in the pale pink t-shirt
Pink attired golfers gather at Shaw Hill. Eric is second from the left on the front row in the pale pink t-shirt
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An annual fund-raiser to celebrate the life of a talented young golfer who died in a car accident had an added poignancy this year as it also paid tribute to his mum who lost her battle with cancer eight months ago.

Following 22-year-old Richard Ormerod’s death in 2005, his family and friends have met each year at different local golf clubs to remember him.

Pauline Ormerod

Pauline Ormerod

This year was especially emotional, as the event, at Shaw Hill, in Chorley, organised by Richard’s dad, Eric, and sisters Penny and Alison, was also used to honour devoted mum and wife, Pauline, who died of breast cancer last December.

For the occasion, all 20 golfers wore pink, including pink golf caps that Eric had designed especially.

Some 50 family and friends then enjoyed a dinner, raffle and auction that helped raise a donation of £3,266 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Pauline, who was 69 and former proprietor of Eccleston boutique Lillie’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

Richard Ormerod

Richard Ormerod

At her five year review, doctors discovered secondary tumours in her pancreas and Pauline became a patient at Rosemere Cancer Centre.

Her husband, Eric, a website developer, said: “Pauline lost her long fight against cancer on December 13 2015.

“The care and commitment shown to her and all the family from Dr Lau and his team at Rosemere throughout the last three years has been truly amazing.

“Our previous golf days have been about remembering and celebrating Richard but this year, we decided to raise money for Rosemere as a thank you for the care Pauline received and also, in tribute to her.”

Further donations in Pauline’s memory can be made by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulineormerod