Tee-time for hospice with annual golf day

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Golfers from Tynemouth are clubbing together to raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice in a charity golf day organised by North Shields Rotary Club.

It’s the seventh year that the hospice has been chosen as the event’s beneficiary and in that time nearly £30,000 has been raised.

The golf day was started in 1997 and Patrick Waller was on the original organising panel.

He said: “The idea for our first event came from our golfing members who wanted to raise more money for good causes. 

“Since then the tournament has been held every year and has so far raised over £86,000 for a range of charities caring for people with cancer or life-limiting conditions.”

St Oswald’s is the 2014 nominated charity by the golf club’s captains.

Men’s captain Noel Dilks said: “I went on a visit to St Oswald’s through work and I was astonished at the facilities they provide and what a fantastic job the staff do.

“I just hadn’t appreciated how much money they need to raise through donations so I felt it was a great cause to support.”

The golf day take place on Friday, June 27.