‘Go Wild’ Golf Day raises £7k for lions

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Born Free’s fourth annual ‘Go Wild’ Golf Day got off to a flying start with the attendance of legendary actress Virginia McKenna OBE, at the event at Wildwood Golf and Country Club in Alfold.

Spirits were high as teams representing the event’s main sponsors, Tamron, and Bartholomew Estate Agents, joined others to battle it out for a number of prizes including ‘longest drive’, ‘nearest the pin’ and highest individual score. Players also had the chance to ‘beat the pro’ – AKA Wildwood’s PGA Assistant Professional, Rob Scully, at the Born Free sponsored hole.

Back at the clubhouse, Virginia McKenna announced the winners, and for the second time in four years, the team from Worthing-based Bartholomew Estate Agents topped the scoreboard. They were awarded the ‘Go Wild’ shield and were also presented with limited edition sports back-packs, donated by Tamron. Teams were also treated to a special video message from golfer Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, who had donated items to be auctioned. An incredible £7,000 was raised on the day, with this moneuy going towards protecting wild lions in Kenya.

Find out more about the Born Free Foundation at: http://www.bornfree.org.uk/

Contributed by the Born Free Foundation

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