Frisbee golf challenge and family fun day in aid of mental health charities

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:22 21 March 2018

Frisbee golfers at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

Frisbee golfers at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

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A two-day frisbee golf challenge is being held at an activity centre in Churchill to raise money for mental health charities.

The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale has organised an ‘exciting’ new fundraiser for families and experienced frisbee golfers, which it hopes will become an annual event.

The Big Frisbee Golf (BFG) challenge is taking place at Mendip Activity Centre, in Lyncombe Drive, from April 21-22, when families and friends can battle it out on the 54-basket course across the Mendip Hills.

Club president John Murphy said: “The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale has been looking for some time for a really exciting new fundraiser which we hope will grow into a hugely popular and sustainable annual event.

“With the help of our friends at Mendip Activity Centre, we chose the frisbee golf challenge as it is great fun, simple to play and will appeal to the whole family.

“This family-friendly event is certainly something very different from our usual fundraising activities and we are really looking forward to it.

“We have already received generous sponsorship from many local businesses and we are sure it will be a great success.

“Rotary supports a wide range of local, national and international charities but for this year’s event the club felt strongly that the major beneficiary should be mental health charities working with children, teenagers and young adults.

“We hope to raise a significant amount of money for Young Minds and for the Burnham charity In Charley’s Memory - together with other charities supported by Rotary.”

The event starts on April 21 with a sponsored family fun day with disc golf activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Participants can choose from family-friendly nine-hole courses or tackle 18, 36 or 54 holes.

On April 22, it is the turn of experienced frisbee golfers who can compete in the 10km discathon race or ultimate endurance 54 challenge.

The Rotary club is collaborating with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits and Thatchers Cider to host the event.

Other activities on offer include archery, rifle shooting, axe-throwing, welly-wangling and food and craft stalls.

Tickets are available to buy online by logging on to www.bfgevent.co.uk

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