Woldmarsh help raise over £5,000

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More than £5,000 has been raised for a vital charity thanks to Woldmarsh staff and members teaming up with the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network.

Woldmarsh, a farmers’ buying group based in Louth, supports the LRSN each year with a charity golf day.

The money will be donated to the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN), which offers pastoral and practical casework services to the county’s farmers and rural residents facing tough times.

Stuart McKenzie, Chief Executive of Woldmarsh, who played on the Mole Valley Farmers team, said: “Everyone had a great day even with the awful weather and we are all very pleased with the amount raised. This is a very worthy cause and one we’re pleased to continue to support.

“As our members are all farmers, they understand better than most the importance of having a good support network available, so they always respond with enthusiasm to the opportunity of raising much-needed money for the LRSN.”

The event, now in its third year, saw 23 teams of four take on the course at Waltham Windmill in Grimsby on May 24.

Teams were made up of farmers, Woldmarsh members and volunteers from the charity.

Each team paid an entry fee to take part and then raised sponsorship, with extra cash being raised through sponsorship of the tees and a raffle to reach £5,000 total.

The golf day was won by Wragby based TCS Sprayin.

In second place was Finnegan’s Fiddle, RBM Agricultural based in Louth came third and fourth place went to Alistair Harvey and team.

The longest drives came from Dan McEvoy and Bridget Holmes.

Sophie Dunn, PR and Events Manager for LRSN, said the organisation was delighted by the success of the day.

“Huge thanks go to all the companies and players who helped make it such a success,” she said.

“Their generosity helped raise over £5,000 which will help us continue to offer our vital pastoral and practical casework services to Lincolnshire’s farmers and rural folk who are facing tough times at the moment.

“Our casework has increased by over 20 per cent from this time last year and these funds will help sustain our support to those in need.”

Donations to the charity can be made to www.justgiving.com/lrsn.

Woldmarsh was formed in 1961 and now has more than 800 members nationwide. It traded £112 million of goods and services last year.

Membership policy is closely governed to ensure Woldmarsh represents those in the farming sector which share its views and ethos.