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Nifty Fifties have got their fundraising down to a tee

January 28, 2014

Golfers have presented a cheque for £1,300 to Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service to help build the first hospice for children in Berkshire.

The Nifty Fifties, a group of over 50s from Windsor, Bracknell and Maidenhead, handed over the cheque at their home golf club, Bird Hills at Hawthorn Hill between Bracknell and Maidenhead, on Wednesday, January 15th to Susie Knowles, Community Fundraiser for East Berkshire.

The society always take a collection tin with them when they play at other golf clubs and they impose light hearted 'fines' on each other for minor misdemeanors on and off the golf course which are always added to the pot for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service.

Mr Cherry Overd, [correct] who is just finishing his year as President of the Nifty Fifties, said he had been aware of the charity for many years and began supporting them by collecting bottle tops.

Cherry said "There is a misconception about hospices, they are wonderful places for support for all the family and a place for living, we need one in our local community, it's a fantastic cause."

Cherry also explained that they all felt it was such a great cause that often people would generously donate at meetings even if they hadn't been 'fined'. 

Susie Knowles, Community Fundraiser at Alexander Devine said, "We are so grateful to the Nifty Fifties for all the fundraising they have done for us, it shows that donating little and often can really add up to a magnificent sum, there are so many fun and interesting ways to fundraise, see our Facebook page for details, search for Alexander Devine Hospice"

The Nifty Fifties are a group of over 50s who are all members at Bird Hills Golf Club near Maidenhead. Members who come from Windsor, Bracknell and Maidenhead began their group back in 1996 and it has grown through the years with now over 50 members, approximately 35 regulars. They meet every Wednesday morning come rain or shine and enjoy socialising together after being out on the course in the club house. More at www. birdhills .co.uk/html/diary2012.asp








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