Bernard is 57 and was born and grew up in Fallowfield, Manchester, the second youngest of six children. In May, 1970, he married Enid and they moved to Little Lever, Bolton, followed by Haslingden, Rossendale, where they have lived ever since. They have four children: Michelle, Stephen, Nicholas & Matthew. For the early part of his career, Bernard was a sales representative for an aluminium firm. Thirty-two years ago he also started a business called Rossendale Hampers, which is still operating today. Bernard & Enid are also partners in Florida Golf Homes, a business renting out holiday homes in Orlando, Florida. Bernard started playing golf in 1984 and currently has a handicap of 17, which he is hoping will decrease by the end of next year!! He is a member of Rossendale Golf Club and for 13 years has been playing with the Screenprint Golf Society, this year in the position of captain. Bernard has helped raise money for charity on several occasions and in 1984 & 1987 he ran in the London Marathon to raise money for the Morecambe Bay Cancer Help Centre & Rossendale Hospice. Bernard has had the idea of playing all the 18 hole golf courses in Scotland for several years. He has decided to raise money for the Kirsty Appeal to help the Francis House Children's Hospice because he feels it a privilege and honour to be able to assist in maintaining such a loving and caring environment for our terminally ill children.