Rain can’t stop charity golfers

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RAIN may have stopped play – but it didn’t stop the cash flooding in for the annual St Luke’s Hospice Golf Day.

The challenge, organised by the Rotary Club of Sheffield and the hospice Action Group, is held at Abbeydale Golf Club and sponsored by city firm Elevation Recruitment.

It was originally scheduled for June 15, but the 33 teams had to abandon their games as the course became waterlogged in one of the summer’s torrential downpours.

The event was rescheduled for a few weeks later – when rain stopped play completely!

But supporters still managed to raise a record-breaking final total of £5,507.

That now means that, in the past 14 years, the golf day has generated more than £70,000 for Sheffield’s only hospice.

“Despite the weather, we are once again delighted to have been able to support St Luke’s,” said Rotary Club president Mike Lees.