£5,500 raised at Golf Day for charity

The We Love Lichfield Fund Golf Day was held last Friday (2nd May) raising £5,500 for good causes across the district.

Eighteen teams gathered at Darnford Moors Golf Club for the event and drove, pitched and putted around the club’s two courses.

WLLF donor adviser Simon Price wished to thank everyone who came along on the day and contributed.

“The fund helps support those people who make a difference in the Lichfield district,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

“A big thank you to Tommy Coakley, Stephen Coakley and the staff at Darnford Moors for putting on a fantastic event.”

The format for the day was an 18-hole stableford event on The Moors Course and nine holes on the Academy course. The winning team was the Branston Dodgy Swingers (pictured), whose members each received a golf bag. Four Amigos came second winning 12 Titleist Pro VI balls and a team from Coors came third winning a glove signed by European Tour professional Robert Rock and a sleeve of golf balls. The winner of the longest drive was Jack Nunn while nearest the pin winner was Joe Docksey.

Darnford Moors provided a delicious meal and then Tommy Coakley ran the auction. Tommy is a keen supporter of the We Love Lichfield Fund. “This charity is local, it helps local people,” he said. “I see the smiles when people come here and collect a cheque for £250, it means so much to them.

“That is why I am involved with We Love Lichfield.

This year’s golf day received fantastic support from participants and sponsors.

The We Love Lichfield Fund would like to thank the following for their support; Midland Expressway Ltd M6Toll, Central England Co-operative Limited, Martin Rowley, Central Independent Newspapers, Coors, Bheta, Ken Humphries and Lichfield District Council, BDS Learning, Barry’s Knights, Mick Atkin, The Cats, Sorrill and Coley, Arthur Price, Britvic, B Sure and Milpark.

The fund also wishes to thank top golfer Robert Rock for his support on the day and everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and auction.

Rob Rock&Tom Fanning Rock Rock and M6Toll Boss Tom Fanning

Here are a few of the people who attended…thank you to everyone who made the day so special and helped raise an amazing amount.


Team Bertie's Boys Team The Cats Team BDS Learning Team Mick Atkin 2 - The Baracudas CIN DSC_0801