Golf day raises £15,000 for Red Balloon

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Generous golfers dug deep into their pockets to raise money for an anti-bullying charity.

The charity event, held at Woburn Golf Club last month, saw 48 players take on the famous course, in aid of Red Balloon - the only charity in the UK which provides a short-term educational and therapeutic programmes to help young people who are so affected by severe bullying that they cannot go to school.

Among the prizes on the day was a Lexus CT200h, from Lexus Milton Keynes, if anyone could sink an ace on the 6th or 12th holes.

The competition, which was won by ‘The Grenville Golfers’ was followed by a reception and dinner. During the dinner Red Balloon Founder and President, Dr Carrie Herbert MBE, and a student from Red Balloon-Braintree spoke passionately about how Red Balloon helps recover severely bullied children before an auction of 15 lots was held.

All in all, £15,000 was raised for the charity.

Geraldine Norris, Red Balloon’s Director of Operations said: “We are extremely grateful to Woburn Golf Club, its Professional Shop and its members for enabling us to hold this special event at Woburn.

“We are indebted to Yealink (UK) Ltd and Lexus Milton Keynes for their support, as well as those who donated lots to the auction and the players who ensured the day was such a great success.”