VIDEO: Great day for golf raises thousands for charity
By Mark Owen and David Wood | 4th September 2023
The Nelson Trust's 10th anniversary golf day has raised thousands of pounds for the Stroud-based charity.
On a lovely day for golf on Friday, 92 players took part in the popular annual event at Minchinhampton Golf Club.
John Trolan, CEO of The Nelson Trust, told Punchline: "We had 23 teams. We even had to turn away a few teams this year, it's been so popular.
"The most important thing was the weather. Once we get that, everything else flows smoothly and it's been a great day."
The proceeds are still being totted up, but Mr Trolan said the event usually raised about 13,000, with £3,700 raised by the post-match auction alone.
He added: "The Nelson Trust is an organisation that works with people with a range of social problems, people with drug and alcohol problems, victims of domestic abuse, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual abuse and violence, women with mental health problem, the complete range of social problems.
"This event was originally established to remember Richard Lister who used to be a chair of the Nelson Trust. He was a man who had a significant impact on the organisation. Once a year we take a few seconds to remember him and remember all he did for the trust."
Headline sponsors of the event were Cotswold Cheltenham BMW and Enterprise Rent a Car.
The winning men's team with 88pts were Ian Felce, Sean Gay, Andy Appleby and Neil Gilbert.
The winning ladies, who travelled over from Ireland, were Anna Kunkels, Jane Taylor, Anna Molloy and Francesca McCourt.
After the golf, players enjoyed a two-course meal and the auction, which included prizes such as a hotel stay donated by Gloucester Services, a PGA at Wentworth day pass donated by Cotswold Cheltenham BMW and a framed and signed Gloucester Rugby shirt donated by Gallaghers, and two guests to a Bristol City v Coventry City game at Ashton Gate stadium donated by Bristol City.
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