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Muswell Hill golfers raise £14,000 in memory of teacher
Golfers took a swing to help raise approximately £14,000 for cancer charities last weekend.
Ben Trow, 30, from Finchley, runs the annual 18-hole tournament to raise money for charity in memory of his wife Samantha Trow, who died aged just 26.
The Brooklands Primary School teacher died of bowel cancer in February 2008, a year after her wedding.
Last Friday, more than 140 golfers took part in the fifth annual Swing for Sammy golf day at Muswell Hill Golf Club.
Mr Trow said: "This is a fantastic result, yet again, for a small suburban golf club.
“We raised more than £60,000 from the first four years of Swing for Sammy and to keep up with that rate during a time of recession for so many retail businesses is absolutely exceptional.
“Everyone involved, especially the members and friends of Muswell Hill Golf Club, should be extremely proud of themselves.
“This proves that where the battle against cancer is concerned, we really are all in it together."
Most of the donations will go to Cancer Research UK, with some also going to St Mark's Hospital Foundation in Northwick Park, the Royal Marsden Hospital, Hospice in the Weald near Tunbridge Wells, North London Hospice and MacMillan Nurses.
The overall team winners were Muswell Hill members Steve Ferris, Jem Butcher, Laurence Knott and Philip Matthews with 88 points.