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Swinging for charity

A charity day held at Parley Golf Centre raised more than £1,100 for Macmillan Caring Locally’s ‘brick by brick’ appeal.

The golfers played a three-team Texas Scramble in Texas-style heat on the course that last year received £250,000 of investment.

A cake stall on the 9th hole kept the energy levels up as the 13 teams competed for the title.

Daryl Dampney, manager, said: “The final total raised was £1,101 and the players deserve a lot of credit because it was a scorching day.

“To raise money we had a second hand book stall, a plant stall and a grand raffle.

“The prizes were great and included a ‘date night for two’ in a chauffeur-driven Tesla S, courtesy of Electric Chauffeurs.

“The Kier Group donated some John Lewis vouchers, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee supplied drinks and B&Q donated some plants.

“Our members are always very generous when it comes to supporting charities and Macmillan Caring Locally does amazing work.”

The winning team was Peter McIntosh, Colin Spooner and Eddie Lippmann.

The charity’s ‘brick-by-brick appeal’ aims to raise £9m for a new palliative care unit at Christchurch Hospital.

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