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Charity Golf Day exceeds expectations

24 August 2018 chsw Fundraising

Golfers at Lansdown Golf Club exceeded expectations recently at the club’s charity golf day when over £7,000 was raised to be donated to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and CLIC Sargent.

The event took place on Friday 18th August with over 100 people making up 35 teams playing on the course.

Making up the winning team were Dan Palomeque, Gavin Palomeque, Curtis Silcox and James Ledger.

The club was aiming to raise £5000 to be split between the two charities however Captain John Butler was delighted to have raised nearer £7300. A lively auction after the day of golf saw some fantastic prizes reaching great amounts including a flag from the 18th hole at the open championship at Carnoustie which was signed by Francesco Molinari and sold for £505, a putter from Scott Readman that reached £210 and a tennis racquet autographed by Tim Henman which sold for £125.

John said “I was extremely proud of the golfing community for the way that they embraced the spirit of the day to raise such a large amount of money for two very special causes.”

Commenting on the work that CHSW does for families in the area John described it as “nothing short of magnificent”.

Emily Mitchard, Community Fundraiser for CHSW said “The charity golf day was an absolutely fantastic day and we are so grateful to everyone who was involved in the event as players and organisers.”