Charity golf game raises more than £11,500 for the Nelson Trust

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GOLFER Ian Saner scored an impressive ace on a hole sponsored by the SNJ at a charity match in aid of the Nelson Trust.

More than £9,000 was raised at the event on Friday, which saw each of the 18 holes at Minchinhampton Golf Club sponsored by various businesses with special prizes for a hole-in-one including a BMW.

Minchinhampton club member Mr Saner scored the only ace of the day on hole six, sponsored by the SNJ.

He also won a crate of beer for getting nearest to the pin.

After the game players enjoyed lunch and an auction, which included a holiday to Oman in a 4* resort donated by Chalford travel agents Odyssey World.

The day was held in memory of Richard Lister, former chairman of the Nelson Trust, who died in 2011.

John Trolan, acting chief executive of the Nelson Trust, said: "Richard was instrumental in helping the Nelson Trust win two national awards.

"It was important for us to do something in his memory to honour his outstanding contribution to the trust."

Money is still coming in but so far £11,500 has been raised.

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