Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) presents Breakthrough Breast Cancer with an incredible donation of £500,000.

Friday 20 February 2015      General
Ladies' Golf Union raises more than £500,000 for Breakthrough

Female golfers from across Great Britain and Ireland have joined forces to fight breast cancer as the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) presents Breakthrough Breast Cancer with an incredible donation of £500,000.

The LGU has partnered with Breakthrough, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity dedicated to stopping women getting, and dying from, breast cancer, for more than eight years. During this time they have encouraged golf clubs across Great Britain and Ireland to support the charity through a variety of activities.

More than half a million pounds has been raised by the LGU through the sale of charity pins, pink dinners, ladies’ golf tournaments and the LGU Breakthrough brooch, which is available to affiliated golf clubs for presentation to the player with the best net score in a strokeplay competition.

Trish Wilson, Chairman of Ladies’ Golf Union said:

“We are thrilled to support Breakthrough and we would like to thank all of our members for their exceptional fundraising efforts. We are very proud to have raised over £500,000 for ground-breaking breast cancer research and we hope this will contribute to making the ultimate breakthrough happen a lot faster. 

“Unfortunately, breast cancer has touched the lives of many of our lady golfers and their families. We hope to continue this successful partnership in the future.”

Champion golfer and Breakthrough Breast Cancer Ambassador, Catriona Matthew added:

“Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a charity close to my heart due to my aunt losing her battle with the disease at a young age.

“The LGU and hundreds of golf clubs across Great Britain and Ireland have done an incredible job supporting Breakthrough. It is wonderful they have reached the £500,000 milestone and I hope the fundraising will continue to go from strength to strength.

“As the disease is one of the most common cancers in the UK, Breakthrough needs as much support as ever to make sure we can put a stop to breast cancer for good. Congratulations to the LGU for their support of this fantastic charity.”

James Jopling, Director of Breakthrough Breast Cancer Scotland, thanked the LGU for their continued support and generosity. He said:

“We are delighted and privileged to have such a fantastic partnership with the LGU. Raising more than £500,000 is an amazing achievement from all of their members. Through their support we’ve found new ways to diagnose breast cancer earlier, developed new treatments and saved more lives through our pioneering research.”

“We want to thank the LGU and all of the golf clubs who helped to make this possible. By working together we will stop breast cancer for good.”