Astley Golf Society hold charity day

Ian Banner with fellow organisers at the Cart and Horses in Astley

Ian Banner with fellow organisers at the Cart and Horses in Astley

First published in North West

GOLFERS braved torrential rain to help raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Astley Golf Society held a charity day at Whitefield Golf Club which saw more than 70 golfers head on to the course and raise £5,103 for The Christie.

The money was then doubled by Joseph Holt brewery as part of its appeal to raise £300,000 to build a reception area for a new procedures’ building at the Manchester hospital.

Ian Banner, president of the society, said: “We have all been touched by cancer in some way so when a woman at the Cart and Horses pub in Astley asked me if I could help organise something and told me it was for The Christie I agreed.

“The day went really well despite the sun shining before and after but there being a torrential downpour for the entire afternoon.

“It was a bit of a damp squib but the club put on some food and kept everyone happy.”

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