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Golf day drives more than £12,000 towards children's charity

Children across the county supported by the Pied Piper Appeal are set to benefit from more than £12,000 thanks to the generosity of Gloucestershire's business community.

The 15th Pied Piper Appeal Charity Golf Day held last Friday (July 2) saw 120 participants tee off at Brickhampton Golf Complex in Staverton.

Gloucester-based Malvern Tyres Group sponsored the event, with every pound raised going towards making a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire.

With bacon sandwiches on arrival, the day included 18 holes of golf, presentation dinner and a charity auction to help drive the donations.

Other mini challenges throughout the day included a yellow ball competition, nearest pin and beat the pro.

Dressed head to toe in pink attire, Swann Financial Consultancy were crowned champion golfers. Partner Simon Pigott and his team took home the Malvern Tyres Group Trophy, named in memory of the late Rob Freeman, a long-time supporter of the charity and its events.

Nick Broady, chairman of the Pied Piper Appeal said: "It was a fantastic day and thank you to all those who played. We are delighted to have been able to hold a golf day after being forced to cancel last year's event.

"The support for the charity has been amazing. People came from all over and we are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Gloucestershire businesses in attendance and the donation of auction prizes."

Pied Piper was founded in 1992. Its mission is to make a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in the county which it does by funding medical and practical equipment to enhance care and treatment for children in hospital and in the special schools in Gloucestershire.

It also pays to send children with life limiting illnesses and their families on Wish Holidays, supports the ever-growing mental health care in Gloucestershire and funds nursing training for the paediatric nurses in the county to ensure that the children get the most up to date care possible.

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