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Charity swings past £500,000 mark at golf day

New Life celebrates reaching 'incredible amount'

Charity swings past £500,000 mark at golf day

A WEST Berkshire charity has celebrated raising more than half a million pounds.

New Life raises money to provide equipment for premature or seriously-ill babies to increase their chances of survival.

The charity was founded by Trevor Goodall in 1995 in memory of his sons Joshua and Samuel, who died a week after being born three months premature.   

The charity holds an annual golf day, the latest of which took place at the Donnington Valley Golf Club last Friday.

Mr Goodall said that it had been a fantastic day that had raised a record £20,000, with 180 players playing 27 holes.

This included an auction with lots including holiday villas and Chelsea, Southampton and England football and rugby shirts.

Hermitage resident Jack Fisher came very close to winning £10,000 for a hole in one.

Mr Goodall said that crossing the £500,000 threshold was amazing and well beyond the charity’s initial aim.

He said: “It’s such an incredible amount to have reached, my initial target of £1,500 looks a bit tiny now.

“It has just grown and grown to this fantastic amount.

“We have had such great support and generosity from so many lovely people.”

The golf competition was won by the Irish Mexicans from Surrey.

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