Crow Nest mark remembrance Sunday with nine-hole contest

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On Remembrance Sunday members of Crow Nest Park Golf Club met for an act of remembrance followed by a nine hole competition.

A minutes silence was preceded by a poem of remembrance composed and read by member John Farrar. The Last Post and the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers were played on the cornet by another member David Longbottom.

For the second year running teams representing The Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force competed in a 9 hole competition for the Remembrance Salver, donated by a lady member Veronica Whitehill who served in the Army. She organised the competition with the help of another member Elaine Mackie who served in The Royal Navy.

This year the winners were The Army with 200 points, captained by Veronica Whitehill. Second place was taken by The Royal Navy with 197 points, captained by Elaine Mackie and in third place The Royal Air Force with 188 points, captained by Ruth Wilson. The individual winner with 21 points was Immediate Past Club Captain Stephen Brown.

All proceeds from the entries, a raffle and sale of gifts totalling £157 were donated to the Help the Heroes Charity.

Many thanks to all who contributed to and attended this event to remember those who have given their lives for our country serving in the armed forces.