Golfers chip in for charity


Kind-hearted golfers have chipped in to raise almost £6,000 for charity.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have had their coffers boosted by £5,848 thanks to members of Matlock Golf Club who raised the cash over the past 12 months.

And the year of money-raising reached a climax when a packed Matlock clubhouse enjoyed an evening’s entertainment which included a race night, the Christmas draw, a presentation of a cheque to the captain and lady captain’s charity and a pie and pea supper.

The total raised over the year was achieved by various golf events, raffles, personal donations and the captain’s bunker on the 18th where players were expected to pay a penalty if their ball landed in this hazard.

Don Sharpe and hearing dog Mitchell attended the event and accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.

Don said the money raised would be used in training a new puppy which may join forces with a child with pronounced hearing difficulties.

Pictured, from left, are: lady captain Jenny Simpson, Mitchell the hearing dog, Don Sharpe of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and club captain Don Heathcote.