Boss of Shropshire's indoor golf centre name Severn Hospice as nominated charity

Organisers of a charity golf challenge which attracted X-Factor star Joseph Whelan today said they had nominated Severn Hospice as their charity of the year.

The golf challenge was organised by Tim Shrosbree, the owner of Roden-based Shrosbree Indoor Golf and Performance Centre.

It was boys versus the girls with X-Factor singer Joseph Whelan teaming up with Signal 107 presenter Tom Campbell, whilst co-presenter Amy Stubbs was joined by Lucy Evans.

And it was the women who took the winning title in front of supporters at Church Stretton Golf Club on Sunday.

Tim Shrosbree, who organised the event to raise funds for Severn Hospice, said: “It was a fantastic day and despite the weather being a little damp everyone had lots of fun.

“The two teams really enjoyed putting the skills they had learned and spent many hours practising at our exceptional indoor facilities.

“Unfortunately they didn’t have a roof over their head yesterday to keep them dry.

“As much as Tom would like to think the women were there to see him swing into action, I think perhaps Joseph was the biggest attraction!”

Mr Shrosbree added: “Together with the funds I raised for Severn Hospice at the launch night of the centre and a Christmas event I expect to be handing over nearly £300.

“I will be adding to this throughout the year as I have decided to nominate Severn Hospice as my charity of the year.

“The centre is attracting people from all over the UK so by promoting local charities to our customers can only help spread the good work they do too.”

Anybody who would like to boost the fundraising further can still add to the funds through www.justgiving.com/TomVsAmy.

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