GOLFERS at South Moor Golf Club generously donated more than £1,300 to the North East Autism Society after we were selected as the Captain's Charity for the past two years.

Scott Mitchell nominated NEAS during his one-year tenure as Captain of the County Durham golf club, based in Stanley. However, due to Covid, everything rolled over for a second year.

He was inspired to do so after visiting our vocational training centre at New Warlands Farm in Edmondsley, where autistic and neurodivergent adults access a varied programme of social and vocational activities, such as woodwork, textiles, catering and even fruit juice production.

Scott was shown around the site by Programme Manager Ian Patterson, and said he was blown away by the services and facilities on offer. He also came away armed with informational material to share with his colleagues at the school he works at nearby.

In addition to making us his Captain's Charity, Scott also joined our team for the 2021 Great North Run. He took part alongside his wife, with the pair finishing together in an impressive time of 2 hours 16 minutes.

To thank the club for their support, having raised an incredible £1,307.50, Fundraising Officer Jon Appleton visited South Moor and presented Scott with a certificate.

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