Sunderland legend joins golfers teeing off to help Mayor of Sunderland's charities

Golfers hit the fairways despite dreadful weather yesterday to help worthy causes on Wearside.

Saturday, 4th August 2018, 9:00 am
Updated Saturday, 4th August 2018, 4:33 pm
Mayoral Consort Micky Horswill (right) with Golf Operations Manager Bill Michie tucking into bacon sandwiches. Picture by FRANK REID

George Washington Hotel and Golf Club in Washington was the venue for the Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Lynda Scanlan’s charity gold event.

This year the annual charity golf day also included the Civic ‘At Home’ for the Mayoral Consort, former Sunderland midfielder Micky Horswill, with guests from South Tyneside, Gateshead and Bishop Auckland local authorities among those attending.

The Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Linda Scanlan (centre) with Mayoral guests (left to right) Cllr Jill Green Mayor of Gateshead, Cllr Norman Dick Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside, Cllr Jean Williamson Deputy Mayoress of South Tyneside and Cllr Joy Allen Deputy Mayor of Bishop Auckland at the Mayor of Sunderland's annual charity golf day held at the George Washington Hotel. Picture by FRANK REID

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Registration in the morning was followed by a day of competitions, a break for lunch, and presentations.

Those taking part had the chance to play alongside Micky, who was famously part of the Black Cats team which won the FA Cup in 1973.

A car donated by local dealership Lookers Nissan was 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 this year are the Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind, young people’s charity ‘Hope Spring’, and the NSPCC Childline Service in Sunderland.

The Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Linda Scanlan (centre) with Mayoral guests (left to right) Cllr Jill Green Mayor of Gateshead, Cllr Norman Dick Mayor of South Tyneside, Cllr Jean Williamson Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside and Cllr Joy Allen Deputy Mayor of Bishop Auckland at the Mayor of Sunderland's annual charity golf day held at the George Washington Hotel. Picture by FRANK REID

Coun Scanlan said: “I’d like to thank everybody who worked so hard to support our annual charity golf day and the Consort’s civic ‘At Home’ event, and all our guests for coming along to help us make today such a success.

“It was great to see so many people join us, my congratulations to all the winning golfers, but also to all those who braved the weather to make it such a fantastic competition.

“What helped us make this possible was the generosity of our hosts, sponsors, and all those who donated prizes and their time to help with our fundraising.

“Everything we’ve raised here will go towards my Mayoral charities, who all work so hard to make a difference to people’s lives across our community.”