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North East golfers score a hole in one for charity

Congratulations to the team of golfers from our North Shields, Prudhoe and Newcastle Central branches who raised £600 for Barnardo’s by taking part in a gruelling 17 hour golf marathon.

Mark O’Halleron, Dave Farrow, Simon Best and Martin Wilkinson tee-d off at 4.20 am at Stocksfield Golf Course to begin playing the 72 holes and didn’t finish until 9.30pm that evening. Throughout the course of the day they walked more than 16 miles – each carrying their own 25kg golf bags.

The highlight of the day was a spectacular hole in one from Mark O’Halleron, Sales Executive at the North Shields branch – and the team quickly reminded him about the club tradition that meant he had to buy everyone in the clubhouse a drink!

The team did fantastically well to raise such a large amount of money and had great fun while doing it.  Have you got any good stories about raising money for charity?  We’d love to hear them, so please get in touch!