GHoPA Golf Fundraiser 2015

CHARITIES teamed up to tee off for their third annual golf day.

Teams took to the greens of Grimsby Golf Club to raise both money and awareness for YMCA Humber and GHoPA (Get Hooked on Positive Activities).

Both charities work tirelessly in the local area to provide opportunities for vulnerable young people.

Malcolm Smith, CEO of YMCA Humber, said: “We work closely with GHoPA.

“It makes sense for us to work together as we are working with the same groups of people.

“We have recently taken over the local authority for youth service and work with disadvantaged young people getting them into training and employment.

“The golf day is a bit of fun to raise awareness of the work we do.”

Mark Fenty, managing director of GHoPA, added: “We work to provide positive activities for young people.”

A total of 21 teams of four took part, a turnout the charities were very impressed with.

Each team taking part paid £120 to enter.

Mr Fenty said: “This year’s event has been a real success.

“We hope to continue having a golf day year after year.”

During the day on the fairways, teams were treated to a bacon bun and then fresh Grimsby fish and chips in the evening.

For the non-golfers, there was also the opportunity for businesses to sponsor a tee for the event.

There was also a raffle and auction to add to the coffers.

Over 40 organisations donated prizes and the auction included items such as a Frank Bruno boxing glove, a dart board signed by Phil “The Power” Taylor and a signed Swansea City FC football shirt.

“We have had tremendous support,” Mr Fenty said.

“It’s been a really fun day and there’s been a bit of friendly rivalry.”

Mr Smith added: “It’s been a good chance as charities to mingle with the businesses we work with and they can know more about what we do and why we do it.”

At the end of the competition there was a presentation for the winners.

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