18-hour golfers raise tribute to fall relative
Oct 2 2008 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
AN 18-HOUR golf game raised almost £5,000 for charity in memory of a Huddersfield man.
Will Cotmore, from New Mill, and Ed McCloughland, of Birkby, played 100 holes of golf between 4.10am and 10.10pm at Longley Park Golf Club on July 4 to raise £4,750 in memory of a relative, Birkby man Paul Keegan.
Mr Keegan, 22, died after falling down a ravine while on a camping holiday in the Lake District in April 2006.
He loved children so his family decided to raise money for the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust, which aims to build a children’s hospice and respite centre at Brackenhall.
Since his death they have raised about £14,000 for the charity.
Mr Cotmore was Mr Keegan’s uncle and Mr McCloughland was his cousin.
They chose to play the golf tournament as their own personal tribute.
Mr Keegan’s father, Paddy, is a former president of the golf club and arranged for use of the course free of charge.
He said: “They played from dawn until dusk. It was a lot of golf to play and they have raised a great total.
“When Paul died we decided that because he loved kids he would have wanted us to help a charity like the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.”