Golfers go the distance to help
GUESSING the distance of the captain’s golf drive is just one of the ways that members of Alderley Edge Golf Club have helped to raise an impressive total of £10,200 for East Cheshire Hospice.
The club tradition of guessing the length of the captain’s long distance shot takes place every new year’s day, with members paying £2 for their guess.
Club captains and members have been raising funds for the hospice over the last three years with the majority of the funds raised at the annual captain’s dinner, held every June.
Club administrator, Hilary Gradon, has her own innovative way of enticing pennies from the members.
She said: “My office is right beside the ninth hole so if I hear any bad language I dash out there with my swear box demanding money,” laughs Hilary.
Hospice fundraiser, Leah Goodhind said: “The golf club is a great example of a community coming together to support the hospice work.
“Because 80 per cent of our annual running costs are met by donations from the communities we serve, we rely heavily on groups and organisations to support us.
“It’s fantastic that the members of Alderley Edge Golf Club have helped to raise so much for us over the last three years.”