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Golf day raises £6,000 for charity

Two local charities are set to benefit from the proceeds of a golf day which raised £6,000.

Purpose Media, a Nottingham-based e-commerce web design and e-commerce specialist, arranged the day to entertain clients and raise money for worthwhile causes.

The charities to benefit are Jigsaw Mansfield and Sheffield Blood Cancer Research Trust. Each will receive £3,000 as a result of donations from entrance fees, raffles and competitions that included a mini-scalextric race track, putting and beat the pro competitions.

was held at Horsley Lodge Golf Club on 2 September raising

Sixty four players took part in the competition at Horsley Lodge Golf Course.

Prizes on the day included the chance to win a £30,000 Jaguar car, two golf holidays and a set of golf clubs in a hole-in-one competition.

High winds put paid to anyone winning a hole in one, but the overall winners, a team from Stopfords Accountants, recorded a worthy winning score of 86 points.

Receiving a cheque on behalf of Jigsaw, Chief Operating Officer, Alison Clarke said: “Without hugely generous donations like this it would be so much harder to fund our services and we are extremely grateful to have been chosen as a beneficiary.”

Doctor Andrew Chantry, of Sheffield Blood Cancer Research, said: "We finance research into all forms of Leukaemia and Myeloma.

"That a company based in Mansfield has chosen to support us and help raise awareness is a real testament as to how the research we do directly benefits patients referred for treatment from across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire regions.”