27th Sep, 2020

Golf day fund-raiser scores thousands of pounds for Warwick charity

Editorial Correspondent 14th Sep, 2020 Updated: 15th Sep, 2020

A GOLF day fund-raiser has scored thousands of pounds for a Warwick charity.

The eighth annual Golf Day for Molly Olly’s Wishes, scored some £22,000 for the charity which provides emotional support to terminally ill children and their families.

Over 20 teams of four set off around Fulford Heath Golf Club to compete in the Molly Olly Trophy.

A rolling auction helped boost proceeds from the day, with prizes including a countryside getaway in Upper Tysoe.

Organiser Dean Pugh said: “The course was in superb condition and the Molly Olly trophy and coveted pink jacket was won by team SCC1 including Kieran Bharat, Richard Warrior, Martyn Beckett and James Wallis with the Shankapotumus team of Nick De Pons in second and Arden Group Golfers and Simon Badham in third.”

Molly Olly’s Wishes was founded by Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw following the death of their eight-year-old daughter Molly in 2011.

Rachel said: “Once again, despite the challenges presented by current guidelines, Dean Pugh from West Mercia has organised a great Molly Olly Golf Day. A massive thank you to Dean, who, with the help of Jonathan Brown and Maurice Daw did an incredible job and have helped Molly Olly’s raise much needed funds.

“Thank you to Fulford Heath Golf Club for looking after everyone so well and to all our sponsors and the golfers who took part. The support on the day for the charity was immense and will help Molly Olly’s to continue making those dark days brighter.”

The charity also grants wishes and donates therapeutic toys and books to children and hospitals throughout the UK.

Visit www.mollyolly.co.uk for information and to donate to the charity.

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