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Charity golf event and auction

May 19, 2017
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Tickets to watch Take That, an England football match and the Splendour music festival are among the prizes up for grabs in a charity auction.

People are being invited to make closed bids for the prizes which will help raise money for Children with Cancer UK and Put Things Right charities.

A charity golf tournament was also due to be held today (Friday 19 May) at Rufford Golf Club as part of the fundraising drive organised by Nottinghamshire Police colleagues PC Wayne Bennett, Detective Sergeant Marcus Oldroyd, Detective Sergeant Dave Prest and friend Scott Warden.

This is the sixth year the event has been held and was originally set up for a friend of Scott’s who died from a brain tumour.

Each year, different charities are chosen though this year, the pair decided to support Children with Cancer and Put Things Right for a second year.

PC Bennett said: "The golf tournament was set up by myself and Scott, for Scott’s friend who sadly died from a brain tumour six years ago. The first year, we held the competition in her memory but because there was such a fantastic turnout, we decided to choose different charities and use the event to raise money for worthy causes.

"This year, we are supporting both Children With Cancer and Put Things Right. Both Scott and I have children and we would hate to face the news that parents hear on a too frequent basis, that ‘I’m sorry but your child has cancer,’ so we are striving to make as much money as possible to assist in the research that is undertaken to make this sentence less frequent."

PC Bennett continued: "The second charity is very personal to me. Put Things Right is a charity was set up after the death of Harrison Carlin who died after being hit by a car on Forest Lane, Papplewick, in July 2012. The charity looks at raising money to educate children in road safety and encourages them to wear the correct protective equipment when riding bikes.

"Harrison is the son of a previously serving police officer, and our families spent a lot of time together socialising and going on holidays and his loss made a huge impact on our lives."

This event is well supported by members of the Nottinghamshire Police family and associated friends and colleagues, with currently 24 teams of four players committed to play on the day.

Wayne and Marcus have also managed to raise a number of prizes for the charity auction, which include:

* A signed, framed scene painting by local Nottinghamshire artist Darren Stevenson (RRP £350). The winner of this prize (pictured being held by DS Oldroyd) has the option to exchange for another similar painting of their liking of a similar size and frame. Closed bids starting at £100.

* Two tickets for England v Slovakia at Wembley Stadium Monday 4 September 2017. Closed bids starting at £100.

* Two Premium seat tickets for the Take That Wonderland Live tour 2017 (at a date to be confirmed between 1-4 June 2017) in Birmingham. Closed bids starting at £100.

* Two 'VIP' tickets for Splendour music festival at Wollaton Park on 22 July. Closed bids starting at £100.

To submit closed bids, email closedbidsmay2017@gmail.com, and include your name, contact number, the item you are bidding for and your bid to the nearest penny. Bids close at 7pm on Wednesday, 24 May.

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