Lions club golf day raises £5k for blind veterans charity

PUBLISHED: 14:06 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:06 25 April 2018

The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.

The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.

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More than 120 golfers took part in a charity event organised by the Yeo Valley Lions Club.

Yeo Valley Lions president Roger Gibbins presented a cheque to Mark Pile from Blind Veterans.Yeo Valley Lions president Roger Gibbins presented a cheque to Mark Pile from Blind Veterans.

It took place at Tall Pines Golf Club in Backwell, and raised £5,000 for Blind Veterans UK, the chosen charity for Lions clubs around the country.

Yeo Valley Lions president Roger Gibbins presented a cheque to Mark Pile from Blind Veterans.

Mark is a veteran who has previously benefitted from the charity’s services.

The money will go towards the charity’s rehabilitation complex in North Wales.

The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.The winning team led by captain Darren Letherby.

A spokesman for the Lions club said: “Thanks are due not only to the competitors but to all who sponsored the day and to the staff at Tall Pines Golf Club for their help and encouragement.”

Over the past six years, the Yeo Valley Lions Club, based in Yatton, has raised £25,000 through its golf days.

The previously collected money has gone to Guide Dogs For The Blind, Children’s Hospice South West and Weston Hospicecare.

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