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Members of WAGS presenting the cheque to the Yeovil Hospital Charity team.

Golfers from a charity based in Gillingham have raised £1,400 towards a hospital breast cancer unit.

The players from the Wyke Amateur Golf Society or WAGS play matches throughout the year at various courses in which they raise money for charity.

Then each year they choose which good causes they will donate the money to.

This year they have opted for Yeovil Hospital Charity who are fundraising to build a dedicated breast cancer unit.

Dan Faulkner, from WAGS, who have so far raised a total of £26,000 for good causes, said: ‘Even with the pandemic causing a lot of our events to be cancelled we managed to raise £1,400.

‘Unfortunately due to restrictions the normal presentation event was not able to be arranged so instead as soon as restrictions allowed three of us arranged to meet Natasha Ficarotta from Yeovil Hospital Charity and two of her colleagues to present them with the cheque.’

Natasha Ficarotta from the charity said: ‘At Yeovil Hospital Charity we are fundraising to build a dedicated breast cancer unit. Every year, we treat over 5,000 new and follow up breast cancer patients, so having a dedicated space for all the services to be together will have a huge impact for the patients on their cancer journey.

‘The £1400 donated from Wyke Amateur Golf Society brings us that step closer towards our goal and we are so grateful for the support.’

She added: ‘We need to raise £2 million and are currently at £1,823,000 – so only another £177,000 to go! Below is the link to our Just Giving Page which we update with the offline totals (like WAGS) so that we can keep track! Breast Cancer Unit Appeal – JustGiving.’

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