Mercury Tee off for local Blind Charity

10th September 2014

Sheffield's No 1 taxi company are taking to the greens to support local charity Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and are asking you to join them.

Mercury has nominated SRSB as one of their charities of the year and has been looking at initiative ways to work with and benefit SRSB. Golf enthusiasts, Dermot Griffiths who is general manger of Mercury Taxis and his colleague Peter Holmes will be joined by supporters and clients of SRSB at Abbeydale Golf Club on Friday 26th September 2014. Competing against the Mercury will be client and trustees of the charity Euin Hill. Euin Hill was registered blind when he was 17 years old (1965) but only started an interest in golf when his 10 year old son persuaded him to try a par 3 course.  His son later introduced him to full rounds of golf, and acted as his guide:  lining up the shots, club on ball position, and locating it after the stroke (sometimes not all that easy!).  Euin plays in tournaments organised by England and Wales Blind Golf as often as he can find a guide.  He plays locally when friends are available.' Sue Coggin Fundraising manager at SRSB says -We are delighted that Mercury is supporting our event. Golf is a great way to improve your health and well being .There is often the misconception that when you lose your sight you can't play sport. Euin is a great example that with help you can! On the day SRSB hold a putting green challenge where all players are asked to wear a blindfold and simm specs and attempt one shot into the hole. It is a great way for all players to experience what it is like for players such as Euin to take part. Also it is Eye health week and it acts as a reminder for everyone to looks after their eyes. Over 50% of sight loss could be prevented with early diagnosis an alarming statistic. There are a few tee times still available please telephone 0114 272 2757 or visit to book your place. Be warned ex praise or grumble presenter Bob Jackson is you're starter for the day so don't be late!

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