The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa sponsors Celebrity Golf Fundraiser in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
21st October 2011
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Leading Cheshire hotel, The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, offered substantial support to the Medicash Celebrity Golf Classic fundraising event held on 22nd September in aid of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation; the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer.

In addition to co-sponsoring the event, The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa – owned and operated by Nelson Hotels – donated a fantastic Luxury Spa Break for two; which raised £1,840 as the headline prize in a draw later the same day.

Now in its 12th year, the popular event in the golfing calendar held at The Hillside Golf Club in Southport, saw football pundit Mark Lawrenson play against Liverpool and Everton FC legends including Alan Kennedy and Duncan McKenzie. Following an 18-hole round of golf, guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment hosted by Alan Kennedy, consisting of a three-course dinner, and after-dinner entertainment from ‘Trick Shot King’ Jeremy Dale, and comedian Denny Waters.

The indulgent prize donated by Nelson Hotels was handed to the winner Louise Burns-Lunt by the current Miss Liverpool Sarah Fairley. The prize includes a splendid three-night stay for two people in a deluxe room at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa.  The stunning 4-star hotel, set in beautiful grounds just a five-minute drive from Chester, houses the renowned Spa by Kasia – the only hotel in the North West with a traditional hamman – where Louise will enjoy a 55-minute facial, a 55-minute full body massage and Day Spa Escape, all courtesy of the hotel.  Complimentary Champagne and chocolates complete the luxury prize package.

On winning the Luxury Spa Break, Louise commented: “I was thrilled to receive this amazing Luxury Spa Break at The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, and I am thoroughly looking forward to some relaxation and pampering at this renowned hotel and spa.  Knowing the funds were donated to such a worthy cause makes it all the more special.”

Lucy Nelson, sales and marketing director of Nelson Hotels, says: “We were absolutely honoured to be involved in raising funds for this very worthy cause. We are sure that Mrs Burns-Lunt and her guest will thoroughly enjoy their stay with us, and leave feeling fully relaxed and rejuvenated.”


The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer.

The charity was founded as the Lung Cancer Fund in 1990 by Professor Ray Donnelly, FRCS, a thoracic surgeon working in Liverpool, to raise awareness of the problem of lung cancer, to promote an intensive research programme into the causes, prevention and management of the disease, to provide support for patients and their families during the course of their illness and to help people not to smoke, especially children.

The first lung cancer support nurse was appointed in Liverpool in 1991 and work began soon after in local schools to help children not to smoke.
The first grant to investigate the early genetic changes occurring in the development of lung cancer was given in 1993 to Professor John Field in the University of Liverpool.

In 1993 Ray Donnelly put together his ideas for an international centre for lung cancer research. At this time much loved UK entertainer Roy Castle was diagnosed with lung cancer. Roy agreed to give his name to a special appeal for the Lung Cancer Fund to raise £12m to build, equip and run the centre.
Roy Castle spent much of the last year of his life helping to raise millions of pounds for the appeal. Sadly Roy died in September 1994 and his heroic contribution was recognised by changing the name of the charity to The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

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