A group of friends and amateur Yorkshire golfers are hoping to raise more than £20,000 for Prostate Cancer UK by holding a special charity golf day in memory of a friend who died from the disease.
Created from a local golf society, the ‘Pints for Pinder’ group, based in South Milford, are raising money for the charity after one of their founding members, Lloyd Pinder, was diagnosed with the disease in 2016 and sadly passed away in 2020. One in eight men in the UK are likely to be affected by prostate cancer during their lifetime but it can be cured when caught early.
Lloyd’s passing drew tributes from many across West Yorkshire, including Sky Sports Presenter Jeff Stelling who remarked on Lloyd’s passion for sport and devotion to his wife and two daughters after meeting him on a ‘March for Men’ event. Pints for Pinder is a charity golf day and is now in its third year. The first two events were a great success and following the event in 2022 they are returning to Darrington Golf Club, in the heart of Yorkshire, on Friday 12 May 2023. People and companies can sign up to take part in the golf competition, sponsor a hole or buy raffle tickets (from £10) for a chance of winning some of the many great prizes available.
Raffle prizes have been kindly donated by local businesses and include the top prize of a three night stay at The Duke of Gordon Hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Other raffle prizes include: golf lessons, golf equipment, LNER train tickets and gift vouchers for a selection of popular local bars and restaurants. Andy Hutchinson, one of the Pints for Pinder event organisers, said: “Lloyd’s tragic death was such a shock to all who knew him and demonstrated the need to do more to support charities like Prostate Cancer UK. Our ‘Pints for Pinder’ events in the last two years have raised more than £24,000 so we’re hoping to add to this with this year’s event, to even better support men diagnosed with prostate cancer.”
Anyone interested in taking part can visit pintsforpinder.com where all the details of the golf day, charity raffle and other ways to support the charity are detailed.
The event organisers wish to thank Club Insure, Lloyd’s former employer, for once again being the event’s main sponsor and also the local community for their incredible generosity in supporting the event and helping with their ambition to raise more than £20,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
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