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VIDEO: Charity golf day looks set to raise £14,000

Over 100 golfers took part in the annual JV Golf Day at Brickhampton Golf Club on Friday, raising thousands of pounds for the Pied Piper Appeal.

Despite the day starting off with torrential downpours, the rain stayed away while the golfers were out on the course, making for another fabulous fund-raiser for the Gloucestershire-based children's charity.

A total of 28 teams took part in the event, organised by Pied Piper trustee Jonathan Viney, based on a three-ball handicap points system.

The team from Liquid Link came third, Shades of Comfort were runners-up, while this year's champions were Oculus Wealth consisting of Jeremy Goodman, Richard Medlin, Nick Perkins and Jake Vowles.

After the golf, players enjoyed a meal and then dipped deep into their pockets for a fund-raising auction conducted by Pied Piper chairman Nick Broady, the auctioneer extraordinaire, which raised over £3,000 alone.

A delighted Jonathan Viney said: "This is my sixth annual JV Golf Day, always held at Brickhampton. This is the first year it has rained apart from lockdown when we only had 28 players.because of the rules. However, today started with torrential downpours and it's now raining outside torrentially but every player went round in the bone dry!

"Up until today we've raised £56,000 for the Pied Piper Appeal. We've got a few more bits to come in but I'm really hoping we've done £14,000 today which would make a total of £70,000.

"I'm a trustee of Pied Piper and I enjoy golf and I enjoy the community around here. Everybody who has put a team is a friend and they've brought their friends, colleagues and customers along.

"At the end of the day, everybody is here to have a good time and enjoy themselves. People put in whatever they can afford to put into the charity and it's just been amazing.

"At Brickhampton the staff are amazing, the food is amazing, the course is just fantastic and everybody has a great time.

"We've got people who've come from Banbury, Bournemouth, all over the country, as well as locals.

"I appreciate everybody joining in and taking part and, more importantly, giving money to a great charity that helps local children."

Punchline editor Mark Owen, who once again put in a team, said: "We thought it was going to absolutely hammer it down but it didn't."

Jeremy Goodman, captain of the winning team, said: "It's always a good day. The course is fantastic and JV does a great job organising the event."

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