Golfers raised a staggering £37,000 for #charity

Golfers who compete in an annual drive to raise cash for cancer charities in memory of loved ones have now raised a staggering £37,000.

They played their latest rounds at an event at Brampton Golf Club. It saw them raise a huge £11,300 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. It’s the third time the event has been held in memory of Hughie Stalker and Fliss Graham.

Originally it was one Hughie had been organising himself. But when he lost his five-year battle with cancer in February 2013, aged 64, his son David, friend Gary Alderman and Fliss’s dad Gordon made sure it went ahead. And they’ve been overwhelmed by the amount raised over the three years they’ve held the sporting occasion.

In the first year they raised more than £14,000 and a second charity day in 2014 saw another £12,700 donated to the charities.

This year – which is thought will probably be the last – the donations brought their overall total to about £37,300.

The Fliss’s family have raised thousands more through various other events including a series of Hollywood Balls at the Shepherds Inn and Gilsand Spa as well as golf days in Newscastle.

The trio, who are close friends and regulars at the club, were persuaded to host the event for a third time. People jumped on board straight away, with friends coming from Newcastle and further afield. A total of 140 golfers took part in 35 teams. But the event, which included a raffle and entertainment, is also supported by people who don’t even take part in the golf day.

Brampton Golf Club members L-R- David Stalker, Gary Alderman (kneeling) and Gordon Graham who have held a memorial golf day to raise money for charity .  WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2016. DAVID HOLLINS

Brampton Golf Club members L-R- David Stalker, Gary Alderman (kneeling) and Gordon Graham who have held a memorial golf day to raise money for charity .

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