Golfer’s cash boost for hospice

Martin Spragg, Normanton Golf Club captain, pictured with Katie Moore.
Martin Spragg, Normanton Golf Club captain, pictured with Katie Moore.

Golfers drove, putted and even swore their way to raising thousands of pounds for Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice.

Normanton Golf Club captain Martin Spragg organised a golf marathon for the hospice, after choosing the care centre as his charity of the year for 2014/15.

Club members raised £2,424 by taking part in the dawn until dusk challenge completing 72 holes in one day and also raised cash by having a swear jar in the club’s bar.

Mr Spragg said: “The magnificent sum has exceeded all of my expectations.

“Myself and several members of the golf club have had connection with the hospice through the care it has provided for friends and family.

“It has been a pleasure this year as well as a great deal of fun to raise money for the hospice as my charity of the year.”

Mr Spragg presented a cheque to Katie Moore, hospice fundraiser last week.

For more information on the club visit www.normantongolf.co.uk