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Golfers get into the swing of things to support St Helens Sports Development Youth Sports Programme

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Golfers from all over the North West swung into action at an annual golf day held at Houghwood Golf Club to raise funds for the St Helens Sports Development Youth Sports Programme and the Steve Prescott Foundation.

Now in its third year, the St Helens Sports Development Youth Sports Programme Golf Day – in partnership with the Steve Prescott Foundation – helps support the external grant funding reliant Youth Sports Programme, which has enabled 30,000 young people to take part in a range of free activities, including gym and fitness sessions parkour freerunning, football and basketball, over the last three years.

Throughout the day golfers had the chance to win prizes by taking part in putting, nearest to the pin and longest drive competitions, as members of Blackbrook Working Men’s Club were crowned winners of the 18-hole four ball competition.

Hailing the day a success, event organiser Mark Jennings from St Helens Council’s Sports Development team said:

“I would personally like to thank all our teams, sponsors and supporters who once again made the event such a memorable day. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

Martin Blondel, General Manager of the Steve Prescott Foundation, added: “It’s great to be associated with this event which is now a permanent fixture on St Helens’ event calendar.

“All donations received are very much appreciated by the SPF and our beneficiaries in our tenth year continuing Steve’s legacy. Thanks once again to Sports Development, as our partnership continues to grow.”

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