Winning swing boosts Daffodil Day
Donations are already pouring in for Daffodil Day, which is officially held today.
The annual Cancer Society fundraising venture has more than $7000 in the bank so far, thanks to the inaugural South Canterbury Daffodil Day Golf Tournament.
Golfers gathered at Levels Golf Course on August 17 to raise money for the cause.
The funds are continuing to grow thanks to ongoing raffles and donations being collected today.
Sponsors spokeswoman Marie Bromwich said the tournament was a great success and would be held on August 23 next year.
"People told us it was a great success; everybody . . . enjoyed it."
The team, dubbed Curry Club 1, won the tournament with a net score of 56.25.
Members planned to return to defend their title, team member Darell Ramsay said.
"It was great. We'll definitely be back next year."
A silent auction was also held, along with a chance to win a car for a hole in one on the 15th hole.
However, no-one made the cut.
"One gentleman got really close, but the ball did not go in," Ms Bromwich said.
"Another gentleman nearly hit the car. He got a bit of a hard time about that."
Locally, the Cancer Society had set a fundraising target of $67,750, a $10,000 increase on last year, manager Gabrielle Hall said.
All the money raised in South Canterbury remains in the region.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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