July 7, 2011 2.09 pm This story is over 152 months old

Golf day raises thousands for charity cause

Fund raisers: An estate agents in Lincoln has raised thousands for charity — by playing golf.

From L-R Hymie Bentley, Maxine Shannon, Philip Barnatt and Simon Bentley from the Mundys team.

A business’ annual Charity Golf Day has raised over £4,000 for KIDS Strut — the biggest amount raised at the event yet.

The charity event by estate agents Mundys saw the highest amount of teams ever enter at Blankney Golf Club, with 36.

The winning men’s team at the end of the event, which raised £4,220, were the Lincoln City Sufferers and Pro Shop Babes for the women’s.

In the raffle, Michael Bentley from Anthony Clark Solicitors won the 2012 Olympic tickets with overnight accommodation.

KIDS Strut, which used to be called Strut in the Community, is a charity for local children with disabilities and their families.

In Lincoln, Strut has shops on Newport Road, Outer Circle Road, Woodfield Avenue and Woodhall Drive.

Assistant Director of KIDS Strut Melanie Parsons said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Mundys managed to raise so much money at their golf day and it was great to see so many people taking part.

“Donations are vital for the future of our charity and the work we do supporting local disabled children and their families.

“It’s promising that even in such difficult financial times people are so generous and Mundys have been able to beat the amount raised last year [£4,000].

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and to the staff at Mundys who put so much effort into organising such a fantastic event.”

Mundys also held an evening show, where trick golf maestro David Edwards entertained guests with his “scissor shots” and use of quirky golf clubs.

Mundy’s Senior Partner Philip Barnatt said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve managed to beat last year’s total for Strut.

“Everyone who took part in the golf day had a brilliant time and really enjoyed themselves which was our main aim.

“It’s terrific to see all of the effort that went in to organising the event pay off. The money we raised is going to a charity which makes a real difference to so many families’ lives in Lincoln and we’re very grateful to everyone who supported us on the day.”

Mundys has run the Charity Golf Day for the last six years, raising over £20,000 in that time.

Source: Shooting Star PR