Golfing pals raise nearly £21,000 for cancer charity

By in Charity

A GROUP of golfing friends from Teignmouth Golf Club has now raised almost £21,000 for a local cancer charity.

The Tuesday Boys began fund-­raising after the death from prostate cancer of one of their members, 58-year-old Peter Carpenter, in 2005.

Their efforts brought in nearly £11,000, and one of the group, Steve Wells, was able to add £10,000 from various events during his year as captain.

The most recent donation of £610 was raised by the efforts of Steve Wells and Paul Cayless, who organised a golf day and social evening to celebrate their joint birthdays. Local businesses were approached and gave generously to sponsor holes and auction prizes.

The cheque was presented to Peter Hosking who is the chairman of the Torbay Prostate Support Association. He thanked the group and said the money would go towards a new innovative piece of equipment that enables quicker and more accurate diagnosis of this form of cancer. Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, already has a machine, which is proving invaluable.

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