Glorious sunshine for Flamingo Pool’s charity golf day

Supporters of the Flamingo Pool soak up the sunshine at the charity golf day in Lyme Regis

GLORIOUS sunshine was the order of the day for golfers taking part in the Flamingo Pool charity event at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

A range of local businesses sponsoring the event helped to raise £1,225, after costs, for the community swimming pool in Axminster.

The winning team – Roger Seed, Neil Smith and Roddy Donaghy with 90 points – each won a £40 cash prize. Second were Jane Broom, Di Shinners and Carol Watson with 86 points, each winning a £25 cash prize.

There was an additional £300 of golfing prizes to be won and, out of the 16 teams taking part, many won prizes for the Back 9, Front 9, Nearest pin and putting.

Despite the competition and the heat, there was a friendly and fun atmosphere. Participants were offered the distraction of half way refreshments and a delicious lunch in the clubhouse.

The raffle was also a roaring success with prizes donated by Aromantique, Axminster Power Tools, Bennett Rogers Opticians, Furzeleigh Down Dairy, Harry May Fishing Trips, Le Pisani, Premier Inn and Seaton Tramway.

Sponsors for the event included Andrewshayes Caravan Park, Bridec Melamine Boards, CB Gas, Charmouth Bakery, Creative Solutions, Kate Long (for The Project Axminster), Kent House Health Centre, Musbury Moles Eco Preschool, Not Just Travel Lets Go, Nutriri, Poppies of Lyme Bay, Reflections Hair & Beauty, Rob Perry Marine, Rotary club of Axminster, Sarah’s Salon, Scott Rowe Solicitors, The Ridgeway Inn, Tom Glover and Xylem Water Solutions

Flamingo Pool manager Steve Buxton said: “Well done to everyone that took part in the competition, it was a great event.  Special thanks go to Lyme Regis Golf Club and Duncan Driver, who also donated a golf shirt to the prizes, and to all of ourr sponsors for making this day possible and for supporting the Flamingo Pool.

“Flamingo Pool’s fundraising efforts are to help with the ever-increasing costs of running of the pool and for a project to encourage teenagers to exercise as part of a campaign to stop childhood obesity.  The amount raised, after expenses, from this golf day equates to less than one week’s energy bill to run the Flamingo Pool.

“Flamingo Pool welcome supporters, donations and sponsorship.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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