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Tehidy Park Golf Club golfers raise over £1600 for St Agnes RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Four golf players have raised an exceptional £1608 in an impressive 72 hole marathon in aid of St Agnes RNLI lifeboat station.

Photograph of four golf fundraisers

RNLI/Paul Kimberley

Tehidy Golf Captains Charity Golfers June 2017 (Chris Hoyle, Joe Venn, James Barnard and Justin Barnard)

The four golfers, Chris Hoyle, Joe Venn, James Barnard and Justin Barnard, have raised a fantastic amount of money in sponsorship at the Tehidy Park Golf Club, near Camborne in Cornwall. The team walked every single step of the way during the challenge, with no buggies allowed.

These funds have been given to the golf club's chosen charity, which this year is the St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat station. Each year a different charity is chosen by the captain for all the proceeds from fundraising events to then be donated to.

St Agnes RNLI Chair, Gerald Simmons accepted the money on behalf of the RNLI, and said: 'We are extremely grateful to the captain and the four golfers for their tremendous fundraising efforts, which will help us to continue saving lives at sea.'

The golf club intends to continue supporting the RNLI throughout this year and they have other fundraising events planned, which will be publicised when they arise.

RNLI notes to editors

The enclosed photographs show:

  • The Tehidy Park Golf Club Captain's Charity Golfers in June 2017 (Chris Hoyle, Joe Venn, James Barnard and Justin Barnard). Please credit RNLI/Paul Kimberley.
  • The Tehidy Park golfers during the 72 hole marathon fundraiser June 2017. Please credit RNLI/Paul Kimberley.
Golfers pictured in action during the 72 hole marathon

RNLI/Paul Kimberley

Tehidy Golfers during the 72 hole marathon fundraiser June 2017

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