How raining golf balls helped raise thousands for NSPCC; Stoneleigh Deer Golf Club's 10th annual event for Boole House.
Byline: Izzy Sanders
Thousands of golf balls rained down onto a Warwickshire course as part of a high-flying competition to raise funds for theNSPCC.
The special event was part of an annual charitygolfday organised by theCoventryandWarwickshireBusiness Board at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club.
Now in its 10th consecutive year, this year event raised a massive [pounds sterling]10,000, all of which will be donated to support the running of Boole House -- theNSPCC's service centre in Coventry.
Golfballs were dropped from a Robinson R44 Helicopter hovering 200ft above the pin, after 17 teams completed a round of the game, and the closest balls scooped the top prizes.
The winning ball, which landed an impressive four inches away from the pin, belonged to Ben Reynolds, director of TFGP Accountants in Leamington.
The owners of the five other balls which finished nearest the hole won an array of items ranging from a signed photo of Justin Rose to Fourball atStoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club.
How raining golf balls helped raise thousands for NSPCC
The tournament, organised by former England andCoventryrugby international Keith Fairbrother, was won by manufacturing company Lear Corporation, with prizes awarded to the runners-up 52 Global and Finham Flyers.
After raising [pounds sterling]3,750 just from the helidrop, the day closed with a gala dinner in the club house where attendees from across Coventry and Warwickshire took part in games and a live auction to generate the rest of the [pounds sterling]10,000 for the good cause.
The Business Board is the most successful in the country and in the last 21 years has raised in excess of [pounds sterling]2.8million to protect vulnerable children in the local area.
Fairbrother, of theCoventryandWarwickshireBusiness Board, said: "Yet again, the day was an amazing success with masses of support from businesses and organisations in the region.
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"We would like to thanksStoneleigh Deer Golf Clubowners John and Cherry Reay for their continued support of the event.
"To raise in the region of [pounds sterling]10,000 again for theNSPCCis fantastic, it was a good day and brilliant to see everyone enjoying themselves in aid of a great cause."
April Wickens, Muff Murfin and Hamilton Bland with the winning golf balls.
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|Publication:||Coventry Telegraph (Coventry, England)|
|Date:||Jun 28, 2018|
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