A fund raising charity golf day has raised over £5,000 for local charity the Lily Foundation. The money was raised by 140 local golfers and businesses who took part in the inaugural ‘PK Motors Golf Day’ at Matfen Hall.
And as a gesture of goodwill Newcastle and England Football legend Alan Shearer made a special appearance to handover the sizeable cheque to members of the charity on behalf PK Motors.
The Lily Foundation is a charity set up to support children and families affected by Mitochondrial. The foundation are making huge strives with diagnosing families and working with top scientists to find a cure. The disease prevents the body’s cells from producing sufficient energy and can lead to seizures, breathing difficulties, muscle weakness, diabetes and fatigue.
Paul Keighley, director of PK Motors, who organised the event, said:
“It was a fantastic day from start to finish and we were delighted with the amount raised which will go directly to the Lily Foundation. To have Big AL on hand to present the cheque was just the icing on the cake for us and I wish to thank all the golfers and local businesses that took part and Matfen Hall Golf Club and Hotel who hosted the event.”
Auction prizes, including a week’s holiday for four within a golf complex at the Costa del Sol, a Euro ’96 England shirt signed by Alan Shearer, a cricket bat signed by the Durham County Cricket Club team, a rugby ball signed by the Newcastle Falcons and a Sunderland AFC shirt signed by Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips.