Lions club golf day raises £5k for blind veterans charity
PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 April 2018
A charity golf day organised by a North Somerset Lions club has helped to raise thousands of pounds for a rehabilitation facility for 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
“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.