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March crematorium's charity gold day in Gedney Hill raised £615 for Huntingdon children's charity

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A charity golf day has raised £615 to support the work of a children’s charity.

The inaugural CMG Golf Open was played at Gedney Hill Golf Club and the cash went to Dreamdrops in Huntingdon.

The event was organised by Stanton Lewis of Dignity Crematorium in March and sponsored by parent company CMG.

Golfers before teeing off at the charity day (51761107)
Golfers before teeing off at the charity day (51761107)

Sixteen golfers competed in this pairs competition, played in a scrabble format, the group consisting of beginners through to competent club players.

First place went to Alex and Alice Greatwood who shot a nett 59, with Graham and Scott Peggs second, also on 59 but losing out on count back. Third place went to Derek Lines and John Hurrell who shot a nett 61.

Nearest the pin was won by Graham Peggs on the par 3 11th, measuring 118 yards. Longest drive winner was Dave Wright on the famous 15th hole which is a mere 651 yards long.

Mr Lewis thanked Fenland Crematorium and its manager Mark Allbut, Simon Watts of SJW Plastering, who sponsored the winners’ trophies, longest drive and nearest the pin, and Lesley Wright who put together a hamper which was raffled before dinner.

A fantastic trophy was made for the event by March Indoor Bowls Club president Dave Ford and was a replica of the famous cricket ashes but this one 12 inches tall and made of solid oak and mahogany.

There were also financial contributions made by generous individuals, including Tony Clingo of A. R. Clingo Funeral Directors.

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