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