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ROYAL BLACKHEATH GOLF CLUB AND COMEDIAN
FRANK CARSON TEAM UP TO RAISE OVER £30,000
IN CHARITY GOLF DAY

 

The Royal Blackheath Golf Club Charity Day, helped along by comedian Frank Carson, has raised over £30,000 for charities. These include the Peter Alliss Wheelchair Fund, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and some 30 local charities.

Simon Earl of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club said: "19 teams made up of members from the Club and London City firms took part in the day. Money was raised through auctioning the tees and various items which had been donated to the Club for the event. This included over £3,000 for a football signed by the Manchester United treble winning champions and £400 for a cricket bat signed by the England and South African test cricket teams of 1998. Other prizes ranged from a day with Peter Alliss, a round of golf with the Portuguese Open winner Van Phillips and tickets to EuroDisney.

"It was a great day for everyone. Club staff worked hard to ensure that guests enjoyed the day and also that they parted with their money. However, this was not a difficult task as once again people were happy to give to the many worthy causes which we support. One of the participants even flew in from the States to take part in the day!"

"There are so many people we would like to thank from our staff, the many organisations and people who donated gifts and, of course, the teams that took part and donated so much money."

"To use Frank Carsons' catchphrase, "it was a cracker!"