Age UK Northumberland Hosts First Charity Golf Challenge

Golfers gathered in Longhorsley on Thursday [20 September] to tee off the very first Charity Golf Challenge hosted by Age UK Northumberland.
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Sept. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Golfers gathered in Longhorsley on Thursday [20 September] to tee off the very first Charity Golf Challenge hosted by Age UK Northumberland.
All the funds raised from the event, held at the Macdonald Linden Golf and Country Club, are being used to support the charity’s wide range of services enhancing life for vulnerable, isolated and often lonely older people throughout Northumberland.
Entrants enjoyed a day of great golf, fine food and fun competitions including prizes for the longest drive and nearest the pin.

Catrina Flynn, Age UK’s Fundraising Manager in Northumberland, said:

“We are really excited to be holding our first ever Charity Golf Challenge. It’s a great fun way for local golfers to support what we’re doing.
“Everyone taking part has had a really fun day in beautiful surroundings, and has also shown that that they care about the older people of Northumberland.
“At Age UK Northumberland we believe that a society that cares about and cares for its older people is a civilised society. Old age will have an impact on all of us – we are an increasingly ageing population but not necessarily an increasingly well population. Events like our Golf Challenge have a serious purpose in highlighting these issues while giving people an enjoyable way to support what we are doing for older people.”

>Notes for Editors:
•   Contact: Catrina Flynn on 01670 784841 (direct line) or email
•   Age UK Northumberland’s website is
•   Age UK Northumberland was formerly known as Age Concern Northumberland.
•   Age UK Northumberland is an independent charity – but is a member of Age UK which was formed when Age Concern and Help the Aged combined forces.
•   Age UK Northumberland’s mission is: to promote the well-being of people over the age of 50 in and around the County of Northumberland helping to make like enjoyable and fulfilling.
•   The charity has been in existence for over 50 years – began as Old People’s Welfare Committee.
•   Age UK Northumberland is one of the largest Age UKs in the country, employing around 340 staff and 400 volunteers and providing services to older people in Northumberland.
•   Age UK Northumberland aims to improve the lives and opportunities for older people by: Offering products and services to people over the age of 50; offering a mixture of free and paid-for services; campaigning on issues affecting older people.
•   Age UK Northumberland: works in partnership with other agencies to improve the lives of older people; consults with older people and other organisations to ensure we meet the needs of older people.
•   Age UK Northumberland’s services include:  Home Care; Day Services; Rural Access Project; Information & Advice; Welfare Rights; Volunteering Opportunities; Health & Wellbeing; Community Dementia Service; Trading; Training; Friendship Line; Advocacy.

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