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‘TEE-RIFIC’: Northwood Golf Club donates £6,000 to charity despite lockdown

 Published on: 15th June 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Northwood Golf Club (NGC) has generously donated £6,000 to the Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) – much of which has been raised during lockdown.

Club captains Adam Penhale and Irene Courtney (both pictured) presented MSH charity trustee, Joe Sandercock, with the cheque during a socially distanced presentation at the beginning of June, which was later uploaded to YouTube.

Much of the money was raised through creative virtual events, such as ‘Virtual Whiskey Tasting’, or matches in which the loser has to donate a fixed amount.

MSH is a Northwood-based charity which provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses.

After being presented the cheque, Joe Sandercock said: “An enormous thank you for this fantastic donation. Charities including MSH have had a very difficult time where fundraising in a lockdown means they’ve lost probably 40 to 80 per cent of their revenue. I know how difficult it is to raise £6,000.” 

A spokesperson for the golf club said: “A fantastic effort by, and huge congratulations to our captains and members in raising so much in the current difficult circumstances. There’s still plenty more to be raised in the rest of the year, with a special note to remind our members and friends about our Captain’s Charity Day on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Put the date in your diary, you won’t want to miss it.”

MSH added on their Facebook page: “Thank you to Northwood Golf Club and its members, who have kindly presented MSH Charity Trustee, Joe Sandercock, with a cheque for £6,000 towards Michael Sobell Hospice – money raised so far this year from several fundraising activities. Simply TEE-rific!”

Picture courtesy of Northwood Golf Club

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