Video: Golf challenge putts £1,600 into Poppy Appeal pot

A massive £1,600 was putt into the Mablethorpe Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal pot thanks to a recent golf challenge that took place at Woodthorpe Hall.

Soldiers Staff Sergeant Pete Rogers and Warrant Officer Class 2, Alan Brooks set themselves the task of doing a round of golf against the clock with only one ball and one set of clubs, running round the course after each shot was taken.

Having set themselves only one hour and 10 minutes in which to complete the challenge, both soldiers managed to do it inside the time and did it in only one hour and four minutes.

British Legion Chairman Col Sweeney and Mark and Jane Reddin of the Poppy Appeal also helped to support the soldiers on the day as well as taking round charity buckets to raise extra funds.

Graham Dodsworth and Glenda Fern also made a day of it at Woodthorpe Hall and put on a tombola, cake and craft stalls and put on an event in the evening.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal has already raised £24,084 so far this year already, beating their fundraising total last year which tipped at £22,000.