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Sporting stars turn out for West Berkshire charity golf day

Captain's day raises funds for Mencap

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Sporting stars turn out for West Berkshire charity golf day

HORSE-racing legend Sir AP McCoy and Southampton footballer Charlie Austin were among golfers who got into the swing of things at a captain’s day in aid of West Berkshire Mencap.

More than 100 players took part in the annual captain’s day at West Berkshire Golf Club, organised by club captains Kevin Hopwood and Georgina Seaman.

Donations are still being collected, but the golf day, plus a raffle and charity auction, has so far raised more than £1,500.

Mr Hopwood said: “We had a great day and it was wonderful to be able to support West Berkshire Mencap.

“Golfers paid to play on the day and there were various fines for such things as going into the water or bunker; these were full to the brim. 

“All in all, it was a most rewarding day which swelled the charity coffers for a laudable organisation that deserves as much support as it can get.”

Chief executive at West Berkshire Mencap, Leila Ferguson, said: “Congratulations to Kevin and everyone involved for organising such a fantastic fundraising event.

“Not only has it raised vital funds, but the golf day has raised awareness of the importance of donations to keep our incredible play facilities, staff and volunteers for children’s services being utilised.”

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