Posted on: April 13th, 2016

  Marathon runner Charlie Bell with Cygnet Law staff Charlotte Brown and Sarah Hancocks

: Marathon runner Charlie Bell with Cygnet Law staff Charlotte Brown and Sarah Hancocks

Cygnet Law has supported Saltburn Golf Club Captain Charlie Bell in his marathon endeavour to raise thousands of pounds for a Redcar charity.

Charlie and Anne Gollogly have chosen Ann Charlton Lodge, which cares for people with Multiple Sclerosis, as their official charity during their year-long tenure as Men and Women’s Captains at the club.

Charlie, a retired police officer, recently ran the Barcelona marathon wearing an Ann Charlton Lodge T-shirt, completing the course in four hours, 30 minutes and 21 seconds to raise more than £1,500.

Charlie and Anne have set themselves a target of attracting £5,000 in donations and sponsorship for the Lodge, in Eden Hall Grove.

Peter Medd, a Director at Cygnet Law, said: “Charlie and Anne, and the members of Saltburn Golf Club, deserve support and recognition for the sterling efforts they are making to raise funds for such a fantastic local cause.

“Ann Charlton Lodge makes such a difference to the lives of people, who have MS, and their families.

“We hope others will follow us in making a contribution towards the sponsorship that Charlie is receiving after completing the Barcelona marathon.”

Charlie, 57, said: “Saltburn Golf Club is very grateful for the support we have received from Cygnet Law.

“It is donations such as this that will help Anne and me achieve our ambition of raising thousands of pounds for Ann Charlton Lodge, where incredible staff provide excellent support and services.”

Regular fund-raising events are being held at the Golf Club to add to the Captains’ charity coffers.

Ann Charlton Lodge, a purpose-built care home, provides long-term care and short-term respite care for people with Multiple Sclerosis and conditions of the central nervous system.

The home, a registered charity, relies on the generosity of firms and the general public to keep its services running.

Its care team comprises qualified nurses together with care staff whose objectives are to promote independence, choice, dignity and privacy of the individual.

Anyone who would like to support Charlie and Anne’s fundraising efforts should get in touch with Saltburn Golf Club, which is based in the town’s Hob Hill Road, and has the telephone number 01287 622812.

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