Golf day raises £12,000 for child-be­reave­ment char­ity

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - YOURLOCAL -

A char­ity golf day proved a real hole in one of a suc­cess, with £12,000 raised.

Chil­dren’s be­reave­ment char­ity Hold­ing on Let­ting Go re­ceived the gen­er­ous sum as part of a £25,000 com­mit­ment by me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal con­trac­tor Synecore.

More than 100 build­ing in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als came out to the Tu­dor Park Mar­riott Ho­tel and Coun­try Club on Ash­ford Road, Bearstead, for 18 holes of golf to sup­port the cause.

In the evening, golfers took part in a char­ity auc­tion, bid­ding on sought-af­ter sport­ing mem­o­ra­bilia of Floyd May­weather, An­thony Joshua and Pele.

Caro­line Gaskin, chief fundraiser for the char­ity that of­fers sup­port for chil­dren deal­ing with the loss of loved ones, said: “The chil­dren we sup­port of­ten feel very iso­lated in their grief and don’t know how to ex­press the many emo­tions they are feel­ing ap­pro­pri­ately.

“We de­pend enor­mously on the fundrais­ing sup­port of in­di­vid­u­als, groups and busi­nesses, such as Synecore, as they make it fi­nan­cially pos­si­ble for us to of­fer these chil­dren the sup­port they des­per­ately need.”

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