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Golfers putt charity first

LOCAL businesses played their part in the success of a charity golf day held at the Robin Hood golf course.

LOCAL businesses played their part in the success of a charity golf day held at the Robin Hood golf course.

The event was organised by John Bill of Dorridge who was raising funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, who cared for his son Nick Bill, a former Arden School pupil.

Nick died aged 21 earlier this year following a brain haemorrhage.

It was the staff at the hospital that offered him vital care during his battle against cardiomyopathy, a disease that weakens the heart muscle.

Over 80 members of Solihull businesses took part in the golf day to raise money and say thank-you to the hospital.

Cricketing celebrities Alan Donald and Michael Powell also dropped by to lend their support.

The event itself was a closely fought affair with a team from the Royal Bank of Scotland being declared the eventual winners.

"It went really well," John said, "we've raised over £4,000 so far". Despite the success John isn't resting on his laurels. He is now planning on a 30 mile canal walk from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon on July 12. To sponsor him visit www.justgiving.co.uk/nickbill...SUPL:

 

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