By Martin Walker
A special golf day and evening to celebrate the life of a popular Newtonian has raised £5,600 for charity.
Allan Kelley sadly passed away in May after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
His wife, Sue, and daughter Stephanie, along with the help of many friends, organised a fundraising day on what would have been Allan’s 60th birthday last month.
The day-long celebration consists of an afternoon of golf at Woodham Golf Club followed by an evening function in the clubhouse.
A total of £5,398 was raised on the night, but donations since then topped that sum up to £5,600.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped,” said Sue, who is pictured above on the night and below teeing off the golf competition.
“I’d especially like to thank Mandy and the staff and owners of Woodham Golf Club and all the local business that donated raffle and auction prizes.
“And, of course, all the people that turned up and made the event a success with their amazing generosity.”
Allan lived all of his life in County Durham. He was a keen golfer and spent a year as chair of Woodham Golf Club, raising much-needed funds for local charities.
Everyone who donated prizes were:
|BMW Z4 Remote Controlled Car||Sue Kelley|
|BMW T Shirts||BMW Cooper Boldon|
|Spa Evening @ Headlam Hall||Headlam Hall Hotel|
|PowakaddyGolf Bag||Barry Watkin|
|4 Ball @ Darlington||Darlington Golf Club|
|Magnum Thienot Champagne||Ray and Vanessa Gardner|
|4 Ball @ Houghton||Gavin Brown|
|England and Durham Cricket Shirts signed by Scott Borthwick||Scott Borthwick|
|Seaham Hall Twilight Spa and Meal for 2||Sue Kelley|
|Alnwick Castle – Family Ticket||Alnwick Castle|
|4 Ball, Ramside||Gavin Brown|
|SAFC Signed Shirt||Billy Wheatley|
|4 Ball, Houghton Le Spring||Gavin Brown|
|X2 Grandstand and Paddock Tickets, Remembrance Day, Sedgefield Racecourse||Sedgefield Racecourse|
|SAFC Gus Poyet limited print||SAFC|
|4 Ball Richmond||Richmond Golf Course|
|SAFC Signed football||Grant Gillespie|
|Meal Voucher||Bengal Lounge, Woodham|
|Meal Voucher||The County, Aycliffe Village|
|Meal Voucher||The Punchbowl Inn, Edmundbyers|
|Photo Shoot||V&H Photography|
|Meal Voucher||Green Tree, Tudhoe|
|Meal Voucher||Burtree Inn, Burtree|
|Gym Membership||RS Total Fitness, Seaham|
|Hairdressing Vouchers||Hairdressing @ No 4, Seaham|
|Family Tree Frame||Little Grey Bird Company|
|Crook 4 Ball||Crook Golf Club|
|Plus many bottles and prizes donated by friends………..|