Golfers raise £10,000 for bar staff in need

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Par-fect day: golfers raised £10,000 for bar staff in need in the Licensed Trade Charity’s national competition
Par-fect day: golfers raised £10,000 for bar staff in need in the Licensed Trade Charity’s national competition

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A magnificent £10,000 was raised for publicans by golfing teams taking part in the Licensed Trade Charity’s national competition.

The national final was held at the Horsley Lodge Golf Club in Derbyshire, following regional qualifying events throughout the spring and summer.

Nine teams competed on the definitive day, with a Nottingham-based foursome ‘No Probs One’ leaving victorious after beating teams from Herefordshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire.

The money will be used to help pub, bar and brewery staff who need financial support for problems including housing, health​ and money issues.

As well as financial support​, the charity also offer a free helpline for advice on health, debt and relationships, counselling, telephone befriending to combat loneliness and retraining grants.

Neil Sanderson, captain of the winning team, said: “We were delighted to win but also to contribute to the charity, as we have done for a number of years now.”

Invaluable work

He added: “The Licensed Trade Charity does such invaluable work that is important to support.”

Colin Hancock, owner of United Dental, which sponsored the final, said: “We welcomed the opportunity to make a contribution to this worthy charity’s fundraising.

“As many people do, we make a living from our communities so it is great to give something back to those in need from the drinks trade who are experiencing difficult times.”

The charity’s next fundraising event will be a boxing evening on 31 October, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

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