Eighteen holes worth 18 grand for victims of child bullying

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A GOLF Day at the Woburn course has helped raise £18,500 for a charity which helps bullied children.

The second national Red Balloon Day, held last Tuesday, proved to be a great success with 18 teams taking part.

Competitors arrived at 8am before heading out to the famous course where they battled it out for a number of prizes including a Lexus CT200h and a nearly new Volvo C30 for a hole in one on either hole 12 or hole six.

Fun on the course was followed by a reception and three course dinner, an auction and a raffle as well as a speech from a student who the charity has helped.

Dr Carrie Herbert, chief executive of the charity, said: “Our wholehearted appreciation is extended to the players, donors and guests for their generosity and help in ensuring the day was such a success. All funds raised will be used to help us open new Red Balloon Learner Centres.”