Fundraising Drive Raises £6,475

29 November 2017

Members of a Derbyshire golf club pitched in to raise money for Sight Support Derbyshire – and put a total of £6,475 in its coffers.

Maywood Golf Club in Risley chose the organisation, which helps blind and partially sighted adults and children face the daily challenges of living with sight loss, as its Charity of the Year for 2017.

During the year the club held a Fancy Dress Day, a Charity Auction, and a Putting Competition with players wearing specially-created spectacles simulating sight loss conditions. Members were also made to pay a penalty for hitting the ball into the bunker – unless they had paid in advance for a certificate of indemnity.

Lynda Raven, Fundraising Manager for Sight Support Derbyshire, said: “We are overwhelmed by how much money the club has raised for us this year. It will make a real difference to our work to offer emotional, practical and social support to local adults and children who are visually impaired.”

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Photo caption: Lynda Raven from Sight Support Derbyshire receives a presentation cheque from Maywood Golf Club. From left: Chris Brown, Senior Captain; Julie Dove, Ladies’ Captain; Lynda Raven; George Chadwick, Club Captain.

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