Golf day raises £6,500 for charity

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LINCOLNSHIRE children’s charity Kesteven Children in Need raised over £6,500 to help some of the most vulnerable children in North and South Kesteven at it’s annual golf day at Blankney Golf Club earlier this month.

The competition was won by Team Sank from Lincoln and was supported by local businesses, including main sponsor Lexus in Lincoln.

Chairman of the charity, Lucy Lee, said: “We were delighted with the great turnout. Small charities like us are finding it hard to raise funds in challenging economic times so it was heartening to have such an enthusiastic group of players and £6,500 will go a long way to help some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.

“We are incredibly grateful to all our sponsors, prize donors, players and all the team at Blankney Golf Club.”

Kesteven Children in Need was set up over 40 years’ ago and is a wholly voluntary charity which responds quickly to requests from health professionals, such as health visitors and headteachers, to help children whose families are struggling to cope – often as a result of family crisis.

From safety equipment, like stair-gates and fire-guards, to emergency nursery places, the charity targets simple but specific help directly to where it’s needed to help families get back on their feet, to protect children and ensure their well-being.

The organisation responds to, on average, 10 requests a month from Grantham, Sleaford, Bourne and surrounding areas. For further details about the charity go to