A CHARITY golf day held at Blackwell Golf Club has raised more than £9,000 for good causes.
The event, the 16th of its kind, was held by The Rotary Club of North Worcestershire and the proceeds will now go to both local and international charities such as Young Carers, the Coppice Centre at the Primrose Hospice which supports vulnerable children, Home Start for vulnerable families in Redditch and Bromsgrove and Mothers2 Mothers – a programme aimed to end mother to baby transmission of AIDS in Africa.
Although the rain clouds gathered during the day, all the golfers and helpers stated they enjoyed the golf and the very scenic and testing course.
At the dinner in the evening club president Dr Barry Bywater said he was pleased to meet and thank so many of the golfers and generous sponsors.
Without their support, he added, the Rotary Club could not carry out the good work and provide the support it did.
A raffle and auction followed dinner and raised £1,375 towards the final total of £9,862 – the highest amount raised so far as a result of the Charity Golf Day.
Finally, to conclude the day the golf prizes were presented to Messrs Brighton and Cooper who posted a winning Stapleford score of 45 points.
They were delighted to receive their engraved tankards and The President’s Prize of a £50 voucher each for The Dodford Inn.