31 Hole Golf Challenge completed .. 

Richard Brown and Martin Heggie, Captain and Professional of Moortown Golf Club, are setting out at 4.00 am yesterday to undertake a 31 Hole Golf Challenge on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity.  The aim of the challenge was to play one hole at each of the 31 clubs in the Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs in one day.  The first hole was played at 4.30 am at Wetherby Golf Club and the day ended at Moortown Golf Club at approximately 7.30 pm.

Members of the Moortown Golf Club have supported the Leeds Children’s Charity for many years with the first donation to benefit the children of Leeds being made in 1949.

Verlie McCann, Chairman of the charity said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Richard, Martin, and all the members of the Moortown Golf Club who have given up their time and energy to help many children of Leeds who are in need of a break.”

Moortown Golf Club is just one of the clubs within The Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs whose ongoing support to the charity has been amazing.  Over £232,145 has been donated to the Leeds Children’s Charity since 1948 which has helped to finance holidays for hundreds of children at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, near Morecambe.

Leeds Children’s Charity was founded in 1904 and is one of the oldest charities in Leeds.  Over 58,000 disadvantaged children of Leeds have benefited since that time, and over 400 children each year now enjoy time and space to have fun, play, and make friends while they spend time by the sea at the holiday centre.

Richard Brown said, “We are delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile charity and hope to raise a substantial sum throughout the day”.

If you would like to support the Leeds Children’s Charity, please telephone 01132454281, or email info@leedschildrenscharity.org.uk.