Rotary charity golf day raises £2,500

Members of Richmond Rotary Club who helped with the event. Back from left to right, Richard Gibson, Colin Chitty, Stephen Garget, Pete Norton. Front, Chris Kirby, Warnock Kerr

A charity golf day organised by Richmond Rotary Club raised £2,500.

The event was held at Richmond Golf Club on May 10.

A total of 21 teams participated including four from Rotary clubs and ten private teams.

The first team prize was won by Middleton Tryers team with 83 points, with Lightfoot Jewellers second and DJ Olney team third.

The Sherwood Cup for the best Rotary Team went to Stockton Rotary, who also won the Walter Hepworth Memorial Trophy.

Richmond Rotarian Colin Chitty, one of the event organisers, said after the event: “It was great that we were able to organise the Golf Day again this year and I am grateful to all my Rotary colleagues and the many sponsors of the event.

“Without the continuing support of participants the event would not be possible, and it is good that such an enjoyable day ultimately benefits so many people.”

Funds were raised from participants through entry fees, a tombola and refreshments provided by Rotary ladies.

Richmond Rotary president David Stewart thanked the golf club for their support.

“Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved we were able to raise about £2,500.

“This will support some really good causes including Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Yorkshire Cancer Research, the Storehouse Foodbank and Garget Walker House in Richmond.

“We hope that next year we shall be able to repeat what was a hugely successful day.”