Loddon lads raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support through golf day at De Vere Dunston Hall

A golf day at De Vere Dunston Hall has raised more than �200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Charlie Clements, 30, organised the event to raise money for the charity, which is particularly close to his heart following the passing of his nan - Emily Jeffrey, from the Liverpool area - last Christmas.

Well-known among his group of friends for being a tireless supporter of the cancer trust, Charlie has also previously run half marathons in Norwich and Edinburgh to raise funds for Help the Heroes, and is planning on taking part in the Edinburgh race again this year.

Seventeen golfers from the Loddon area grouped together to play in the fundraising tournament, observing all the while some 'strict etiquette,' which meant any 'uncouth behaviour,' would lead to small fines - with the proceeds going towards Macmillan.

Carl Davison, a friend of Charlie and photographer at the event, said: 'It was all very light-hearted, strict in a silly way really. There were a few golf clubs thrown around in disgust, balls hit behind and so on, and these raised a few extra pounds for Macmillan.'

The day was not without rewards however; prizes were given to the top three players with the shortest round, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Some awards were donated by www.onlinegolf.co.uk and Dunston Hall also donated a prize, as well as helping to arrange the day, which included dinner and refreshments for the worn-out golfers, with each of the participants paying a small fee which covered their green fees.

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The players are all a close-knit group, with many of them also involved with Loddon United Football Club.

Charlie, has a target of �750, and at present is approaching the �600 mark. Carl added: 'The weather left a lot to be desired but there was not one unhappy face amongst the players. Wet, yes, unhappy, no.

'This day was just one of many things that Charlie arranges and takes part in to raise money for charity and I believe he deserves a big thanks for all the work he does. Also a big thank you to all the guys that took part in the day.'

Anyone wanting to help Charlie reach his goal, can donate at www.justgiving.com/Charlie-Clements1

Are you holding a charity event? Contact Local Life editor David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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