Golfers will tee off to raise cash for Sunderland mayor's charities

Golfers from across the region will be taking part in a charity tournament in Sunderland.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 1:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 1:08 pm
Mayor of Sunderland, Coun Lynda Scanlan, and consort Michael Horswill.

Tomorrow, Friday, August 3, will be the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan's, charity golf day.

This year the annual event includes the Civic 'At Home' for the Mayoral Consort, Michael Horswill, with guests from South Tyneside, Gateshead and Bishop Auckland local authorities among those attending.

It's being held at the George Washington Hotel in Washington with registration at 9am followed by a day of competitions, a break for lunch, and presentations at 4pm.

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For those entering the competition as a three, there's the chance to be joined by a former Sunderland footballer to make up the fourth, as professional footballer colleagues of the Mayoral Consort, Michael Horswill, join their fellow golfers to help raise money for the Mayoral Charities.

A car donated by local car dealership Lookers Nissan is the prize for the 'Hole in One' competition with luxury hampers and golf equipment among the prizes for the other winning golf teams and individuals.

The Mayoral Charities are the Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind, local young people’s charity ‘Hope Spring’, and the NSPCC Childline Service in Sunderland.