Double donations at Newark Golf Club
PLAYERS at Newark Golf Club raised £2,600 for Beaumond House Community Hospice, Newark, at the club’s tenth annual hole-in-one day.
Another £1,050 was donated to the Children’s Bereavement Centre, Newark, a charity selected by club captain Keith Martin.
Simon Channon, the seniors’ competitions organiser, said: “It is a brilliant event that has been running for as long as I have been at the club.
“Over £50,000 has been donated to Beaumond House in that time and we are constantly improving our relationship with the charity.”
A total of 74 members took part in the charity day, each giving £10 to attempt the course.
The prize at stake was a Kia Stonic car, provided by Grantham dealer Victor Wood — but no one scored the hole-in-one at the 15th hole that would have won it.
Mr Martin said: “We know it is unlikely that someone will win the car but the day is about the charities and bringing friends together.”
Rose Turner, a healthcare assistant at Beaumond House, received the cheque.
She said: “We appreciate all the support from Newark Golf Club and other local companies.
“We need £1m each year to continue the support and days like this are great.”
Kate Baxter, director of Children’s Bereavement Centre, said: “We are thrilled to bits. We could not do this without Keith.
“The help from everybody at the club over the year has been great.”