St mellion staging big celeb charity golf day

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Celebrities and local business people will be competing against each other on the Jack Nicklaus Championship Course at St Mellion International Resort On June 26th to raise money for a local charity, the Harvey Hext Appeal.

Some tickets are still available and keen golfers are being encouraged to sign-up for the event in the summer.

The 2012 SHC Celebrity Charity Classic is being supported by Steve Hoskin, a local businessman, and owner of Steve Hoskin Construction (SHC Ltd).

The day itself is much more than just golf. After the 18-hole shotgun start Stableford golf tournament is over, there will be a Gala Dinner and Cabaret, with some of the celebrity participants entertaining the guests with a mixture of comedy and music.

During the eight years of its existence, the SHC Celebrity Charity Classic has raised thousands of pounds for local charities. The Harvey Hext Appeal (www.bmycharity.com/HarveyHextAppeal) is aiming to raise £300,000 to treat a local five-year old boy who was diagnosed in June 2010 with stage four Neuroblastoma, a very aggressive childhood cancer.

Hoskin said: “I am delighted to be working with St Mellion, with whom I have a longstanding affiliation. The SHC Celebrity Charity Classic is a brilliant day, not to be missed, and is raising money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Celebrity participants for the 2012 event have yet to be confirmed, but previous years have seen the likes of Kevin Whateley (Lewis from Inspector Morse), Tim Healey, Rik Wakeman and Roy Evans (Liverpool FC) as well as ex TV soap stars and popular comedians.

David Moon, Golf Operations Manager at St Mellion, said: “The SHC Celebrity Charity Classic is set to be another memorable event and there are still places available."

Cost for a team of three players is £495, and additional guests for the Gala Dinner and Cabaret are welcome at £45 per head. There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities available - call Moon on 01579 352004 or at stmellion-golfdays@crown-golf.co.uk for more details.

St Mellion is one of the top 2-FORE!-1 venues and is avilable to play for half-price for 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders.