Newark Golf Club members give £9,000 to Children's Bereavement Centre
Members of Newark Golf Club have raised more than £9,000 for a charity that supports children affected by bereavement.
Club captain Keith Whitfield selected Newark-based Children’s Bereavement Centre to be his charity to support for 2020.
Despite coronavirus, socially-distanced fundraisers were held during the summer and autumn.
It started with the first ever Children’s Bereavement Centre Corporate Golf Day in July and finished with the Captains’ Charity Day on September 27.
A total of £9,032.31 was raised.
Kate Baxter, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We are extremely grateful to Keith and all the members of Newark Golf Club for their support this year.
“They have obviously worked really hard and we are genuinely overwhelmed by how much they have managed to raise.”
“These funds will be vital to ensure we can continue to support the local children and young people that need us. To everyone involved a heartfelt thank you for your amazing support.”
Keith Whitfield said, “It has been a privilege to be able to support the Children’s Bereavement Centre in this extremely challenging year for us all.
The centre does amazing work and, like so many other local charities, depends upon the support of local people to provide the services it does.
“I am extremely grateful to all the members of Newark Golf Club who have, once again, risen to the challenge, and done their bit by supporting the events we have been able to hold to help a really worthwhile cause.”
Keith will continue as club captain for 2021 and has again pledged his support for the Children’s Bereavement Centre.