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Friday 23rd June 2017

The winning team at the Trust's Charity Golf Day 2017. Credit Tom MarshallThe winning Team at the Trust's Charity Golf Day 2017. Credit Tom Marshall

A charity golf day has raised valuable funds to support the ongoing work of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in protecting the region's wild places and wildlife.

Victorious on the day was a combined team representing Pinsent Mason solicitors, Deloitte and HSBC who chalked up an impressive score of 87 for the parkland course

Fifteen teams representing businesses and organisations across Yorkshire teed off at Pike Hills Golf Club on Thursday, built around Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Askham Bog Nature Reserve.

The event, the first foray into the world of golfing for the Trust, brought in over £1500 with all monies raised to be invested directly into the many conservation projects managed by the local charity.

Teams enjoyed tea and cake at the Halfway House whist being treated to an insight into the wildlife of Askham Bog and its relationship to the golf course.

Victorious on the day was a combined team representing Pinsent Mason solicitors, Deloitte and HSBC who chalked up an impressive score of 87 for the parkland course.

Funds raised by participating teams and hole sponsors were further boosted by raffle prizes donated by Pike Hills Golf Club, Trinacria Sicilian Cafe and Ainsty Ales.

Julie Smith, who heads up corporate development for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, helped lead on organising the event. She said: “The day was a great success for the Trust and one we aim to repeat on an annual basis. There was a great air of healthy competition on the day and we are delighted with the support we received.

“The event was attended by many of the Trusts supporters, corporate members and partners. Our thanks go to everyone who participated because their generosity makes a real difference to the Trust and the wildlife we support. If businesses would like to be involved in future events we would love to hear from them.”

The next Charity Golf Day is planned for 7 June 2018 allowing plenty of time to set aside time in the corporate calendar and brush up on those strokes.

Contact Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for details at info@ywt.org.uk or book online