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Teeing off: golfers raise £4,000 for charity


Minchinhampton New Course Golf Club hosted a charity golf fundraising day event.

in aid of Home Start Stroud and Gloucester – a local charity that provides trained volunteers to support and help families with pre-school-aged children experiencing challenging times. 

A total of 64 golfers took part in the event and managed to raise over £4,000. 

Ri Ferrier, Director of Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester said: “The charity is reliant on the fundraising efforts of its kind supporters. All of the funds raised will be used to support the services we provide to vulnerable families in the area to ensure that children get the best start in life. 

“It was great to see so many local companies sponsoring holes for the event.” 

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Left to right: Rosemary Ewart-James, Philip Wilson, Pat Gardiner, Liz O’Dell Pic: Gig Binder

Sponsors of the holes included LawnDoc, Murrays Estate Agents Stroud, Keith Holland Opticians, WeShop, Woodchester Valley Vineyard, The Form Gallery, RSJ Investments, Cotswold Pictures, Personal Best, Jolly Nice, Amos Joinery, Veritas Management, Evolve Managed Services and Brace Creations. 

The winning team included Stella Knight, Lizzie O’Dell, Lisa Lineham and Tracey Legg, with Noel Hibbert, Neil Puttnam, Ryan Yapp and Simon Brisk coming in second place. 

The winning visitor’s team was Graham, Heather, Greg and Chris Morley from Cirencester Golf Club. 

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Left to right: Bill Reay, Pete Martin, Sally Reay, Tim Ewart-James former pro, Chris Martin Pic: Gig Binder

Volunteers for Home Start undertake a 10-week training course and are then carefully matched with families with children under 5 who they support for as long as needed. The next volunteer training course is due to start in September 2022.  

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or helping by offering a donation, please get in touch either through Home-Start Stroud District | The UK’s leading family support charity ( or by calling 01453 297470. 

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Pat Gardiner taking a shot Pic: Gig Binder
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Andrew Ross in action Pic: Gig Binder

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