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A golfing tournament raises £100 for sight loss charity Galloway’s

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Mike is wearing a red T-shirt and holding the silver cup
Mike Cole, winner of the Huddy Cup

A veterans golf tournament has raised £100 for sight loss charity Galloway’s.

Members of Ashton Golf Centre in Lancaster played for the annual Huddy Cup, donated by former player Derrick Hudson, who is partially sighted.

Derrick, 91, a grandfather-of-four from Morecambe, said: “I started playing golf when I was 56 but I only became a member of Ashton Golf Centre 10 years ago.

"I started the Vets Trophy Team with 12 to 15 members and we began playing competitions between ourselves with prizes.

I was lucky enough to win the cup so when I was unable to play three years ago because of my sight, I donated the cup back and it was named the Huddy Cup after my nickname.

The club charged a fee and our treasurer made it up to £100, so we donated the money to our chosen charity.

“We have done this annually ever since and this is the second year we raised money for Galloway’s because they have been a tremendous help to me and I am grateful for all they have done for me.”

Pam Whitaker, sight loss advisor at Galloway’s in Morecambe, said: “This is such a lovely gesture from Derrick and his fellow team mates. We really appreciate the donation, which will help blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton.”

If you would like to support Galloway’s and raise money, email or call 01772 744148.

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David Smith
David Smith
Sep 05, 2022

A veterans' golf outing helped the sight loss charity Galloway's raise £100. The annual Huddy Cup was competed for by Ashton Golf Centre players in Lancaster; it was endowed by partially sighted former golfer Derrick Hudson. Derrick, a 91-year-old Morecambe resident and grandpa of four, said: "I started playing golf when I was 56, but I didn't join Ashton Golf Centre until ten years ago. With 12 to 15 people, I formed the Vets Trophy Team, and we started competing against one another for awards. Since I was fortunate enough to win the cup, I donated it back after losing my sight three years ago and it was given the name Huddy Cup in honour of me. The club requested…

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