21 November 2012
Organiser David Redford with John White from the Prison Service Charity Fund
Durham Prison Service exceeded expectations of their golf day event and raised a fantastic £3,650.
On 4 October at Hollins Hall golf club in Bradford the North East Prison Golf Society had a charity golf day in aid of Macmillan. This was also a joint recognition and recruitment day, showcasing the excellent work of PSSA and PSCF. Joe Nichol and John White attended and supported us.
80 golfers took part, playing from Durham, Frankland, Deerbolt, Kirklevington, Wetherby, Full Sutton, Wakefield, Holme House, Whatton, New Hall, Morton Hall, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Leeds and Stocken. A fantastic turn out considering the awful weather they had during October.
A very good day of golf began with the shotgun start at 10.30am that saw all the golfers hit the clubhouse together. The top four tied on 37 points and the next three tied on 36 points.
The winner after count back was Pete Dickinson from Kirklevington.
There was also a charity raffle which took place with 57 raffle prizes and £1000 in donations from local companies prior to the day, making the total altogether £2143 for Macmillan. The Prison Service Charity Fund supported this event as well by donating a further £1,500.
My thanks to Joe Nichol, Steve Kay and John White for their help and support in organising this day.
Michelle Muir, Fundraising Manager said: 'They only set out to raise £1,000 so this is an incredible amount, and I know from supporting them that there was a lot of hard work that went into the organising of this it, Thank You'