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Time to tee up for K&D Rotary's pro-am charity golf tournament

Ross Crawford 21st Apr, 2022

AMATEUR golfers are being invited to help drive the fundraising for two local charities at an annual event organised by The Rotary Club of Knowle & Dorridge.

The Club’s 37th Charity Pro-Am Golf Competition is at Copt Heath Golf Club in Knowle on June 13 in aid of Molly Ollys and Age UK Solihull.

Teams of four golfers – each assigned one PGA Midlands-affiliated professional – will compete for a host of trophies and prizes across 18 holes.

The day will also include lunchtime refreshments and culminate in a dinner, auction and raffle.

The popular event, which is expected to raise around £7,000, will reward the best amateur and professional golfers on the day including the coveted winner’s Perpetual Trophy, plus a host of spot prizes from Nearest The Pin to Longest Drive.

Organiser Colin Winstone said: “This is an important annual charity tournament which over the years has raised more than £300,000 for local charities.

“We thank our main sponsors Farmfoods and Sodick, plus the Midlands PGA and Copt Heath Golf Club, for their ongoing support.”

Proceeds will be divided between Warwick-based Molly Ollys and Age UK Solihull.

Molly Olly’s Wishes was established by Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw following the experiences of their daughter Molly over the five years she received treatment for kidney cancer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The charity is well-known for its therapeutic toy lion, Olly The Brave, which has its own Hickman line and a detachable mane.

The soft toy helps to explain and normalise the effects of chemotherapy.

More information is available at: www.mollyolly.co.uk

Age UK Solihull provides direct services to help older people in Solihull with the challenges faced in later life.

Over the years the charity has been established as the only voluntary organisation working solely for and with older people in the borough, with community hubs at The Core Library and Chelmsley Wood Library plus two charity shops. More information is available at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/solihull/

Tickets for the golf cost £390 per team from Colin Winstone on 07800 121274 or via: colin.winstone@blueyonder.co.uk

For more on Rotary in Knowle and Dorridge visit: Rotary Club of Knowle & Dorridge visit rotary-ribi.org

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