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Shrewsbury golf tournament raises cash for charity

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Staff from two companies took part in their very own version of the Ryder Cup to raise cash for a charity that they have a direct connection with.

Martin Pitchford from Henshalls and Nick Jones from Nick Jones Wealth Planning with the inaugural golf challenge cup

The teams from Henshalls Insurance Brokers and Nick Jones Wealth Planning competed head to head at Shrewsbury Golf Club in Condover.

And the inaugural tournament was such a success that both companies have agreed to make it an annual event.

Henshalls director Martin Pitchford said: “The event came about after Nick and I had an idea when we were playing in another golf tournament.

“We thought that as both companies had several keen golfers in their ranks, we could organise a mini Ryder Cup and arrange a cup for the winners.

“Unfortunately for Henshalls, Nick’s team won this year, but we’re determined to come back stronger for next year’s tournament and get our sporting revenge.”

Inspiration

The firms have raised £200 which will now be donated to Henshalls director Bryan Cutter so that he can give it to a charity of his choice.

“We are so proud of Bryan who is currently battling with cancer himself,” said Martin.

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“He’s an inspiration to everyone who is dealing with this awful disease and a true Henshalls hero. His determination is incredible and we are planning a whole host of activities to support him during his cancer journey.”

Nick Jones, from Nick Jones Wealth Planning, in Shrewsbury, said: “The tournament created some really positive friendly rivalry, and we were delighted to help Henshalls raise money to support Bryan during his illness.

“We’re looking forward to challenging Henshalls again next year and we’ll be working hard to retain our trophy.”

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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