Dressed to impress: the Mother Shipton Inn team in their branded gear

 

Golfers from around the country came together at Horsley Lodge Golf Club in Derbyshire to raise money for the Licensed Trade Charity, in a national final sponsored by United Dental.

Regional qualifying events have been taking place since April, and nine heat-winning teams from as far afield as Herefordshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire took each other on in the grand final.

After a tense but sporting 18-hole competition, the winning team of four were No Probs One, who won the Everards-sponsored Nottingham heat in April.

The regional heats and final helped the Licensed Trade Charity raise £10,000, which it will use to help pub, bar and brewery staff who need financial support for problems including housing, health and money issues.

Captain of the winning team, Neil Sanderson, said: “We were delighted to win, but also to contribute to the charity, as we have done for a number of years now. The Licensed Trade Charity does such invaluable work, which it is important to support.”

Colin Hancock, owner of United Dental added: “We welcomed the opportunity to make a contribution to this worthy charity’s fundraising. As many people do, we make a living from our communities, so it is great to give something back to those in need from the drinks trade who are experiencing difficult times.”

• The Licensed Trade Charity’s next fundraising event is a charity boxing evening on Wednesday, October 31. If you would like to support and be a part of this event, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, including drinks reception, three-course meal and full boxing card, e-mail boxing@ltcharity.org.uk

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