Teeing-up a great total for Boston Spa

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A Boston Spa resident who organised a charity golf day with his friends has raised more than £1,800 for the community.

The charity day was held on Friday May 27, and 11 teams of four took part in the day at Wetherby Golf Club. Money was raised through a combination of entry fees, raffles and sponsorship.

Resident Paul Martin, who organised the event, said “It was fantastic to get teams from the villages as well as people from around the country who wanted to support the event. It was a great day out and was for an excellent cause, the Lower Wharfe Youth Fund. Boston Spa and Wetherby are lovely places to live, and have very active communities, but like everywhere there are some problems that they have. This money will hopefully go towards helping fund a youth worker in the parish areas of Boston Spa, Bramham, Thorp Arch and Walton and helping young people in our community.”

The winning team was captained by Matthew Lofthouse from Bramham and they’ve vowed to be there next year to defend their title, Mr Martin added.

Local cause The Lower Wharfe Youth Fund. aims to raise money to maintain and develop youth work in the areas around Boston Spa, Bramham, Thorp Arch and Walton.

A spokesperson for The Lower Wharfe Youth Fund, said: “In a rural setting such as ours, we believe it is important to offer young people stimulating and fun activities that keep them engaged and avoid anti-social behaviour which is all too common when young people complain that there is nothing to do.”