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Clubbing together for SNAPPY
8:19am Monday 30th April 2012 in Fundraising fun
A generous sportsman has raised more than £1,000 for a local cause close to his heart.
Joe Baxter, 64, spent the past year as captain of Heworth Golf Club in York, and pledged the club’s support to SNAPPY, which offers youngsters with special needs the opportunity to take part in constructive recreational activities in the area.
The former Yearsley Grove Primary School teacher has been a member of the club since 1983 after previously being unaware of its existence close to his home in Forest Grove, Heworth.
During a successful tenure at the helm, Joe organised fund-raising activities such as raffles, sweeps and competitions with the help of his wife, Brenda. He said: “I basically asked other members for money.
“Brenda was a great help, she did a lot of prompting and collecting for me.”
After standing down from his role in March, Joe was able to hand over a cheque for £1,000 to the charity’s mascot, SNAPPY.
“Having had a career in education, I wanted to do something to help young people, and this was a really worthy cause,”