Wheathampstead pensioners raise thousands for charity in golfing challenge

Carole Tipple, Ann Nash and Diane Else - not sure which is which and it took best part of a week for

Carole Tipple, Ann Nash and Diane Else - not sure which is which and it took best part of a week for the names to be send to me! - Credit: Archant

A trio of golfing ‘birdies’ have raised over £3,300 for a local charity by completing a 54-hole golfing challenge in just 10 hours.

The threesome, Carole Tipple, Ann Nash and Diane Else who nicknamed themselves the Parkinson Close Pensioners, raised £2618 from donations for the challenge at the Mid Herts Golf Club in Wheathampstead with a further £700 from a raffle and cake sale.

Carole is the Lady Captain of the club and had chosen the disabled holiday charity the Jumbulance Trust as the beneficiary of her fundraising.

The golfing challenge was followed by a celebratory Indian-themed dining event at the club which was followed the raffle and cheque presentation.

Founding member of Jumbulance, Kathryn Salvesen, who was at the club to receive the cheque, said: “We’re so grateful for the generous funds raised by Mid-Herts Golf Club. This fantastic contribution will allow our volunteer helpers to take a group of 10 disabled and unwell people on a trip to the breathtaking Alpine region of Tyrol in Austria in September.

Members of Mid-Herts Golf Club have raised over £4,000 for the Jumbulance Trust since Carole took office in November 2014.

The charity enables disabled and unwell adults and children to take holidays and day trips, travelling in a specially-adapted coach.

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