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GLORIOUS weather was the order of the day for those taking part in the Flamingo Pool Charity Golf Day at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

Palmers Brewery were the event sponsors, helping to raise just under £1,500 for Axminster community charity Flamingo Pool.

The winning team of Gareth Pratt, Ian Purchase and Ed Lawrence won golf bags and there was an extra £500 worth of prizes to be won.

Despite the competition and heat there was a friendly and fun atmosphere, and participants were offered the distraction of halfway refreshments and a light lunch.

Out of the 23 teams taking part, Roger Seed and Corinne Jones won the Coast Water Sports longest drive competition, though no-one managed a hole-in-one to claim the Arada stove worth £800 – there was also a putting competition.

Other sponsors included Busy Bees Florist, Bridec, Arada Stoves, Charmouth Bakery, Scott Rowe, Simon Winter Marine, Lentells Accountants, Reflections, Water Babies, Mike Hankey, Cannings, Coast Water Sports and Fortnam, Smith and Banwell.

The raffle was a roaring success with prizes donated by Dorset Golf and Country Club, Busy Bee Florist, Youings, Cinnamon Restaurant, Titl-eist, Duncan Driver and Pecorama.

Diana Church successfully secured a new Henry vacuum cleaner, kindly donated by Numatic International, with her winning sealed bid.

Steve Buxton, Famingo Pool centre manager, said: “Well done to everyone that took part in the competition, it was a great event.

“Special thanks go to Lyme Regis Golf Club, Duncan Driver and Palmers Brewery, and to our other sponsors for making this day possible and supporting the Flamingo Pool.

“Flamingo Pool’s fundraising efforts are to help with the ever-increasing cost of running the pool and for a project to assist elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of our community.

“The amount raised from this golf day equates to less than one week’s energy bill to run the Flamingo Pool.”

Flamingo Pool welcome supporters, donations and sponsorship, and you can donate online at mydonate.bt.com /charities/theflamingpool For details, ring 01297 35800 or visit flamingopool.co.uk