Golfers raise thousands for Hatfield-based charity

The winning Barclay's team.

The winning Barclay's team.

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Generous golfers swung into action by raising £8,000 for a Hatfield-based charity that helps the homeless.

The runners up.The runners up.

Golfers raised the funds at Herts Young Homeless’ (hyh) annual Golf Day at Harpenden Common Golf Course.

A team from Barclays led by Mike Bergquist narrowly saw off Team Ashaway to scoop top prize at the event, which was sponsored by Welwyn Garden City solicitors Crane & Staples.

Kathryn Salmon, head of fundraising for hyh, said: “It was a fabulous day. The Golf Day is one of our main fundraisers and £8,000 is a fantastic amount of money for hyh.

“It will help us provide vital services to vulnerable, young people across Hertfordshire who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.

The golfers in action.The golfers in action.

“A donation of just £25 can prevent a young person from having to sleep rough by giving them a night in our emergency accommodation scheme, Nightstop Herts.”

The day also included a raffle and auction with many local businesses donating prizes.

The items on offer ranged from rounds of golf for four people at top clubs, including Centurion and Hanbury Manor, to a meal at The Grove Hotel.

Kathryn added: “We’d like to thank everyone involved including all the local companies that helped by sponsoring holes, those who donated raffle and auction prizes, Harpenden Common Golf Club and, of course, the golfers for their amazing generosity,”

Hyh works primarily with 16 to 24-year-olds to prevent homelessness from education sessions in schools, family mediation to helping young people in their first homes or supporting those with mental health needs.

For more information about Herts Young Homeless go to https://www.hyh.org.uk/

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