Golf day tees up grand total for charity

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A golf day held at West End Golf Club in Halifax has raised £13,500 for the NSPCC.

The annual golfing tournament saw each of the 35 teams greeted with champagne, food and beverages on the course supported by Sous Le Nez, Berties, BM Howarth Ltd, Taylors Butchers, Vine, and the Moorlands Inn.

The mist lifted and the sun shone all day for the lucky golfers, with the winning team being Yorkshire Bank PLC for the second year running.

BM Howarth came in second and Andy Thornton’s placed third.

The event has now become a regular on the Calderdale’s NSPCC fundraising calendar, now in its 14th year of support for the NSPCC, as ChildLine elebrates 30 years of listening to children.

Helen Verity, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in the tournament for their ongoing support of the NSPCC – West End Golf Club, all the teams who participated, the sponsors-Wilby Limited, all the generous companies who helped support the event, and our amazing volunteers- we really couldn’t do it without you.

“The sun shone for us all day and everyone had a fantastic time supporting our local children.”

The NSPCC are looking to work with local companies to support its ChildLine service in its 30th year; fundraising to help support the recruitment and training of new ChildLine counsellors and the first 100 calls they answer.

For more information visit www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/childline or contact Helen Verity on hverity@nspcc.org.uk.

The NSPCC is a children’s charity fightingto end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.

Using voluntary donations, which make up more than 90 per cent of their funding, they help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk, and find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.

Their ChildLine service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact ChildLine 24 hours a day on 0800 1111 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk.