Wanstead golfers help raise �25k for Dial-a-Dream charity

A Wanstead charity helping grant the wishes of terminally ill children will benefit from �25,000 thanks to two golf captains.

John Kemp, 47, and Jeannie Hollick, 64, who captain the mens’ and ladies’ teams at Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive, have spearheaded the fundraising drive over the last year.

A combination of raffles, calendar sales and even financial punishments for golfers who were wayward with their shots has produced the total for Dial-a-Dream in Addison Road.

Mr Kemp said: “We had a right push this year doing various fundraising activities.

“It’s a massive cause.

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“We came across the charity and they take one per cent in admin costs, so 99 per cent goes to the child.”

The pair, who will hand over to new captains this month, held a Diamond Jubilee celebration attended by 680 people which raised funds and donated proceeds from their club calendars.

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Any golfers who went into the water on the course’s tricky par-three 16th hole were also fined �1 on each occasion.

The charity grants wishes to sick children including visiting Disneyland Paris and having a drumming lesson with musician Phil Collins.

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