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Golf day raises £7,625 at Eaton

A SPECIAL golf day to raise funds for a road safety charity has raised £7,625.

The event at Eaton Golf Club saw funds donated to BRAKE in memory of Claudia Ella Williams, who died tragically in a road crash in June 2013. Claudia’s grandad Gordon Simpson is a member of the Chester club and he joined Ella’s parents Andrea and Nigel to accept the cheque on behalf of BRAKE last month.

A golf competition was followed by a meal and charity auction. The event received terrific support from numerous local businesses, which meant that at least half of the golfers managed to win a raffle prize, which they were able to collect whilst enjoying a well-earned complimentary drink thanks to Heineken.

The evening was topped off with The Deportees, Eaton’s very own Micky Green’s band who lit up the room with their music, enticing everyone to get up and dance!

Club steward Russ Abbott, who helped organise the event, said: “A huge thanks go to all those who took part.

“A massive thank you too to NFU Mutual who donated the prizes for first, second and third and to Spitting Feathers Brewery, Bretton Architectral Ltd, Tarporley Travel, C6 EPC Ltd and Risk Services (NW) Ltd for donating Nearest-the-Pin prizes.

“In addition, the generosity of those friends and members who donated gifts for the auction was truly remarkable and we are very grateful for the support shown, particular thanks need to go to Chloe Lamont-Burgin from The Eden Collection. It allowed us to add a substantial sum to our total.

“My wife Karen and I consider Gordon to be a good friend and someone we care about deeply and it was important to us that we raised money to support a charity for Claudia’s granddad and his family.”

Joe Fenton, a community fundraiser at BRAKE, added: “As a small charity that relies on fundraising, BRAKE is extremely grateful to everyone involved with the golf day for the donation and for going to such lengths to support our work.

“Their fundraising efforts are truly inspiring and we really can’t thank them enough.

“The funds they have raised will allow use to continue our important work, supporting bereaved and injured road crash victims and campaigning for safer roads.”

At the cheque presentation (from left) are Karen Abbott, Andrea Williams, Nigel Williams, Jim O’Sullivan, Gordon Hamilton, Neil Large, Russ Abbott, Denise Lamont and Simon Dangar.