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Doddy's Golf Challenge helps boost Wirral Autistic Society funds
TWENTY teams took part in a golf challenge for Wirral Autistic Society’s Lifetime Appeal hosted by Ken Dodd.
Crowds turned out to meet the comic legend at New Brighton's Championship Adventure Golf course at the end of Friday's fundraiser at the miniature 18-hole course which opened earlier this year.
After the tournament, the Liverpool-born entertainer switched two new lighthouses on and helped give Wirral Autistic Society's Lifetime Appeal a major boost.
The Autistic Society's Lifetime Appeal to raise funds for purpose built accommodation for their clients has been adopted by the course.
Teams of four paid £25 to take part in the challenge with all fees being donated directly to the appeal. The exact figure raised is not yet known.
The competition was won by a team from Morrison's supermarket with the Queen's Royal Hotel team taking the runner's up prize.
They were each presented by Doddy with a special Diddy Man trophy created by sculptor Rick Myers, who is also the society's fund-raiser.
The awards took place at the Queen's Royal after the switch-on.
Robin Bush, the society's newly-appointed Chief Executive, said: "It has been a great day and we are very grateful to Nick Ashfield and, of course Ken Dodd, for supporting the society once more."
Nick Ahfield said: "This is the second time we have held a challenge day for the society and it seems to have been a great success.
"We will be staying open throughpout the winter and now that we have the floodlights people will be able play into the evening."
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