Lions club golf day raises £5k for blind veterans charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 April 2018

The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.

The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.


A charity golf day organised by a North Somerset Lions club has helped to raise thousands of pounds for a rehabilitation facility for veterans.

Yeo Valley Lions president Roger Gibbins presented a cheque to Mark Pile from Blind Veterans.Yeo Valley Lions president Roger Gibbins presented a cheque to Mark Pile from Blind Veterans.

The Yeo Valley Lions Club, based in Yatton, organised the day fro 120 golfers.

They teed off at the Tall Pines Golf Club in Backwell, and raised £5,000 for Blind Veterans UK’s efforts to build a rehabilitation centre.

Mark Pile, a veteran helped by 
the charity, collected the cheque 
from Yeo Valley Lions president Roger Gibbins.

A club spokesman said: “During the past six years the Yeo Valley Lions’ golf days have raised more than £25,000, where recipients have included Guide Dogs For The Blind, Children’s Hospice South West, Weston Hospicecare and Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.

“Thanks are due not only to the competitors but to all who sponsored the day and to the staff at Tall Pines Golf Club for their help and encouragement.”

Darren Letherby’s team won the competition.

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