Club­bing to­gether to boost char­ity

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Mem­bers of a golf club went on a char­ity drive – and raised a whop­ping £13,000.

Ab­bie’s Army, the can­cer re­search char­ity set up in mem­ory of six-year-old Ab­bie Mif­sud, has re­ceived £13,100.61 from Ash­ford Golf Club.

Cash was raised from all sec­tions of the club in Sandy­hurst Lane, with the as­sis­tance of ladies’ cap­tain Beryl Suther­land and vet­er­ans’ cap­tain Chris Jack­son.

The money was pre­sented to Ab­bie’s par­ents Ray Mif­sud and Amanda Walker when they met mem­bers of the club in De­cem­ber.

Mike Luetch­ford, club cap­tain, said: “It was a great priv­i­lege for the club to spon­sor Ab­bie’s Army in 2013.

“Ray is a mem­ber of the club and the en­thu­si­asm of the mem­bers helped ev­ery­one to pull to­gether to raise a record amount for the char­ity.”

As­sis­tant pro­fes­sional Tom Much­more raised £2,000 on his own by com­plet­ing 100 spon­sored holes of golf last sum­mer and £5,500 was raised on the club’s char­ity day alone.

The cap­tain and six other mem­bers also took part in a six-month slim down which con­trib­uted a fur­ther £1,000.

To find out more about Ab­bie’s Army, visit www. ab­biesarmy.co.uk

Pupils from Ken­ning­ton Ju­niors took part in Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child

Ash­ford Golf Club presents the cheque to Ab­bie’s par­ents Ray Mif­sud, third from right, and Amanda Walker, far right

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