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More than £8,000 raised for charity by Wycombe Heights Golf Centre

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Mike Clarke, Organiser Seniors Day longest day golf challenge.

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre has held three charity events raising over £8,000 in the space of ten days.

The golf club, based in Rayners Ave, Loudwater, High Wycombe, hosted the inaugural Wycombe Heights Seniors Open on Wednesday 20th June 2018. The event raised £1,200 for local charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Founded in 1982 the charity trains hearing dogs to improve the lives of thousands of deaf people across the UK.

Due to the success of the event, the club aims to make it an annual occurrence. The day exceeded expectations by attracting 96 senior golfers to take part in the event which included breakfast, a round of golf, and a two-course evening meal.

Adding to the venue’s charitable efforts, eight members of staff, including General Manager, Sarah Blunden, took part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Playing four rounds of golf (72 holes) in one day, the group started at 4.45am and finished their gruelling effort at 10.00pm. So far, they have raised £2,400 and the tally is still increasing as donations flood in.

It was a long but fun day with the team, and we’re delighted to have raised such a significant amount with donations still coming in,‘ commented Blunden.

L-R: Pictured taking part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge are General Manager, Sarah Blunden, with Duncan Purcell, Assistant Head Professional, Kiel Saggers and Dominic Johnson.

The Wycombe Heights Captain’s Charity Day helped to raise more than £4,000 for Youth Enquiry Service Wycombe (Y.E.S Wycombe), taking the overall sum raised to more than £8,000.

The event was a fun Texas Scramble format, which was followed by a barbecue, raffle and auction in which many of the prizes were donated by the club and local businesses.

I’d like to thank everyone who has supported our events, helping us raise a great sum of money which will make a big difference to these fantastic causes,‘ continued Blunden.

Further information on Wycombe Heights Golf Centre cane be found on their website at www.wycombeheightsgc.co.uk.

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