A charity golf day held at Stoneleigh in memory of two avid fundraisers has generated thousands of pounds for local causes.
More than £3,500 has been raised from The Coventry Leofric Lions Charity Golf Day and Gala Dinner at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club, which attracted 15 teams from across the region.
All of the proceeds will be shared amongst the Coventry Leofric Lions charities, and the Meningitis Research Foundation. Local Lions groups such as the Coventry Leofric Lions and Kenilworth Lions fundraise around £30,000 every year for good causes across the region.
The day was held in memory of David Dunbar and John Price who both passed away in 2016.
David and John were members of the Coventry Leofric Lions and Kenilworth Lions respectively, and used to jointly organise golfing events to raise thousands of pounds for local charities.
The 18-hole event was organised by Nick Button from Band Hatton Button Solicitors and Bill Green from Shortland Horne Estate Agents.
Nick, who is also Vice President of the Coventry Leofric Lions, said: “We had nearly 70 participants turn out on the day from a variety of backgrounds which was a terrific effort. The weather was terrible but did not seem to deter the ardent golfers!
“The winner was too close to call at times, but Ken Brown’s team, called ‘Brown and Proud’, were the eventual winners, shooting a round of 108 – a decent score in what were very wet conditions!
“David and John went to great lengths to fundraise, and both would have been appreciative and proud of the day and the difference it will make to causes in the local community.
“The day also enabled the Lions to interact with new people from various corporate sectors, which we are hoping will lead to some new members.