Western Gazette reports:-
A CHEQUE for £24,300 was raised for St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil at this year’s Long Sutton Golf Club charity fun day.
The event’s organiser Richard Dore and golf club chairman Thomas Tulk met with representatives from the hospice on Thursday to hand over the donation.
Mr Dore said: “Most of the money was raised at this year’s event, which had 57 teams of four people taking part.
“Some was also raised by the club’s captain Phillip Lock and member Gill Edwards, who was sponsored to complete 100 holes in one day.”
The charity golf day took place in July and featured a tombola, raffle and auction alongside the golf tournament.
Mr Dore said: “We raised £300 more than last year.
“The tournament was set up 21 years ago after a group of golfers lost a friend who was cared for at St Margaret’s Hospice. Every year since then we have used the event to raise money to support their work.”
An official presentation of the cheque took place on Saturday at the golf club.