Sheffield golfers get in swing for charity day

The Nicky Dunne Junior Charity Golf Day took place at Tinsley Park Golf Club to raise money for Sands.
The Nicky Dunne Junior Charity Golf Day took place at Tinsley Park Golf Club to raise money for Sands.
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A group of Sheffield golfers clubbed together to raise money for charity after their friends suffered a miscarriage.

A total of 52 golf players took to Tinsley Golf Course for charity Sands, after Nicky Dunne, aged 25, and Amy Brashaw, 23, from Manor, lost their unborn child.

Nicky Dunne

Nicky Dunne

Following the day, the group, led by Roy Platts, 42, then enjoyed an auction at Holme Lea Club in Handsworth.

Signed Sheffield United shirts, a pair of autographed Mike Tyson boxing gloves and a pair of football boots signed by former Sheffield United star and England international Kyle Walker.

The day raised more than £3,500 for stillbirth and neonatal charity Sands.

Mr Platts, who helped organise the event, said: “We were playing golf about two months ago when we heard the news that Nicky and Amy had lost the baby.

“We thought because Nicky has been with us for a long time, we would try to do something.

“It was a great day and we raised £3,500 for SADS.

“Now, every year we want to make this an annual tradition.”