Raise cash for cancer

FUNDRAISER: From left, Hartlepool Golf Club's head professional and club manager Graham Laidlaw, Coun Stephen Akers-Belcher, Coun Kevin Cranney and Hartlepool Golf Club bar manager Tony Johnston
FUNDRAISER: From left, Hartlepool Golf Club's head professional and club manager Graham Laidlaw, Coun Stephen Akers-Belcher, Coun Kevin Cranney and Hartlepool Golf Club bar manager Tony Johnston

HARTLEPOOL golf club has teamed up with the town’s ceremonial mayor to raise money for three cancer charities.

The charity fundraiser is the latest in a string of events being held in Hartlepool to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Pansies Breast Cancer Support Group and The Denise Taylor Cancer Trust.

The three charities are the ceremonial mayor of Hartlepool, Coun Stephen Akers-Belcher’s three nominated charities for 2013-14.

The event takes place on Wednesday, August 21 when teams of four will battle it out over the testing 18-hole course where Hartlepool-born European Tour pro Graeme Storm learned to play the game.

The cost per team is £120 which includes tea/coffee and a bacon butty on arrival, green fees and a two-course meal after the event.

There will also be a range of prizes, tombola and auction of sports memorabilia and organisers say the format for the competition will be ‘texas scramble’.

Individuals are also welcome to take part at a cost of £30 and will be allocated a team on arrival.

The Labour councillor said: “I am really grateful to Hartlepool Golf Club for making its facilities available for what should be a fantastic day.

“I must admit I’m no golf expert, but people who I have spoken to tell me that Hartlepool Golf Club is one of the best courses in the North-East. This is a great opportunity to play a quality golf course and raise money for three very worthy cancer charities.”

Graham Laidlaw, head professional and club manager, said: “We are delighted to support the mayor’s charity appeal and this is an opportunity for Hartlepool Golf Club to support those most in need.

“Many people will have experienced the devastating affect that cancer can have on families and I know that every penny raised will be put to good use and be fully appreciated.”

Deputy mayor of Hartlepool, Labour Councillor Kevin Cranney, who is helping to organise the event, said: “It should be a cracking day and the ‘texas scramble’ format ensures that everyone plays their part in the competition over the full 18 holes.

Anyone interested should call the council on (01429) 523704 or email: MEMSEC@hartlepool.gov.uk