Golfers raise money for mental health charity MIND

PUBLISHED: 14:34 05 February 2018

March Golf Club raise money for MIND. From left to right: Fiona Wood (Past Ladies Captain) Ivan Roberts (Past Club Captain), Lydia Molyneux (Ladies Captain), Shona Kent (Past Ladies Captain) and Zoe Doherty (CPSL Mind)

March Golf Club raise money for MIND. From left to right: Fiona Wood (Past Ladies Captain) Ivan Roberts (Past Club Captain), Lydia Molyneux (Ladies Captain), Shona Kent (Past Ladies Captain) and Zoe Doherty (CPSL Mind)

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Golfers have raised £5,000 to support a local mental health charity after members lost a friend to suicide.

March Golf Club chose CPSL Mind as their charity of the year for 2017.

The money was raised through a variety of events including captain days, coffee mornings, fine dining evenings, an afternoon tea and a ‘fine jar’ for when balls landed in the captain’s bunker.

Fiona Wood, past ladies captain for March Golf Club, said: “We very tragically lost a dear friend to suicide and we all appreciate that mental health is a very serious issue.

“We wanted to support CPSL Mind as they work directly with local people to provide them with the vital support they need to help them in their recovery.”

Zoe Doherty, the charity’s fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to all the members of March Golf Club for raising such a considerable amount of money.

“This much needed funding will go towards our direct local services, which help those who are struggling with mental health conditions, including feelings of depression and anxiety.

“It will also help to fund our campaign work, including our STOP Suicide campaign which seeks to empower individuals to help stop suicides by being alert to the warning signs, asking directly about suicide and helping those who are feeling suicidal to stay safe.”

• To fundraise for CPSL Mind or to find out more about their services visit www.cpslmind.org.uk.

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