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Solihull charity golf day brings in the money for deserving causes

A CHARITY golf day in Solihull has raised over £7,000 for two deserving causes.

A CHARITY golf day in Solihull has raised over £7,000 for two deserving causes.

Kerry Draper, from Solihull, has been organising the event in memory of his brother Shane who lost his battle with cancer back in 2002.

The annual tournament originally took place at short nine hole courses with about 30-40 players each year raising money for Marie Curie.

Tragically close friends, David and Ann Humphries then lost their five-year-old son Benn to a brain tumour.

To help raise funds for Edward’s Trust, a charity that offers overnight accommodation and counselling for parents and family, David joined Kerry in helping to make the golf day bigger and more successful.

When tragedy struck a third time with Kerry losing his other brother Karl to cancer in 2010, the importance of the event became ever more evident.

This year, to cater for the increasing number of players the venue was moved to Stonebridge Golf Club.

With 108 golfers taking part, they have raised over £7,300 so far, which is to be split between both Marie Curie and Edward’s Trust. Their thanks also go to Land Rover Track employees, Traffix and Lee McLean who all made donations to help the fund.

 

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