Whittlebury Park raise money for Headway

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Whittlebury Park’s charity day has raised much-needed funds for one of the UK’s leading voluntary organisations.

Sixty-four members, guests and visitors entered the annual Atrium Cup to raise money for the club’s chosen charity, Headway.

The action-packed day included a putting competition and pre-golf back, shoulder and neck massages before the players took to the fairways in the four-ball better ball Stableford competition.

Whittlebury’s Dave Melling and Anne Moffitt came home with an impressive 45 points, narrowly beating Rob Watson and Sonja Castle-Mott. Nearest the pin went to Gill Long while the longest drive was a family affair, with lady captain Tracey Heavey and husband Phil claiming the ladies’ and mens’ prizes.

At a prize presentation ceremony players enjoyed a two-course meal before the traditional auction took place. With raffle prizes, hole sponsorship and auction lots donated by generous members and local companies, a total of £3,300 was raised on the day.

Heavey said: “Despite the weather everyone was determined to enjoy the day, and help raise money for our captains’ charity, Headway, the brain injury association. The Atrium Cup is the biggest fundraising day in our diary, and I’m delighted to say we have now raised over £6,000 for Headway.”