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Doddy to host 'Diddy Golf' tourney for Wirral Autistic Society appeal
KEN Dodd will host a golf challenge for Wirral Autistic Society’s Lifeline Appeal next week.
The 'Diddy Golf' event will take place at New Brighton's new waterfront mini golf course on Friday October 4.
Afterwards, the Liverpool-born comic legend will switch the lights on the course's two new lighthouses at 6.30pm.
Proceeds will go to the Lifetime Appeal, which needs to raise £755,000 to completely redevelop its original home, Raby Hall.
Two winners of Friday’s tournament will receive unique statues signed by the King of Comedy himself.
The prize Diddy Men have been created by sculptor Rick Myers who is also fund-raiser for Wirral Autistic Society, the charity that will benefit from the golf challenge.
Owner of the course, Nick Ashfield, said: "We hosted a golf challenge for the society soon after opening earlier this summer.
"Despite the poor weather it proved to be a huge success and we have been under pressure to stage another one.
"The switch-on of the lighthouses seemed to be the perfect occasion and when Doddy agreed to do the honours it was the icing on the cake."
After the switch-on at 6.30 Doddy will be moving down to the Queen's Royal Hotel for the prize-giving.
Rick Myers said: "Everyone is welcome to the switch-on at the course and then to come down the road to the Queen's Royal Hotel where Ken will be making the presentations.
"We have had great support for our Lifetime Appeal from New Brighton, in particular from Nick's course, the Queen's Royal Hotel and the Light Cinema, who have all adopted the appeal. Doddy himself has also been a great supporter."
Teams of four are invited to play in the fun 18-hole challenge at a cost of £25 per team with all funds going to the appeal.
Teams can play any time between 10.30am and 5.30pm on October 4. Further details are available from Rick Myers on 07887 631218.
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