Charities presented with thousands raised at 2014 Senior Open Championship …

Two Welsh charities have been presented with thousands of pounds in donations raised at the The Senior Open Championship played at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.

Tenovus and Age Cymru were the official charities supported by The 2014 Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex held in Porthcawl in July.

As part of an unprecedented initiative for The Senior Open Championship, the two charities benefited from income generated via ticket sales, as well as raising further funds and awareness through their association with The Championship.

Both charities were presented with a cheque for £2,500.

Cheryl George, from Tenovus, and Ami Christopher, from Age Cymru, were presented with their cheques by David Park, Senior Open Organiser at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.

Clare Gallie, director of income generation at Tenovus, said: “We were delighted to be chosen as one of the charity partners for the Senior Open in this year. Tenovus has a strong association with golf and the Senior Open was a great way to continue the legacy started at the Ryder Cup in 2009.

“The £2,500 raised from the event will enable us to raise awareness for the support and services that Tenovus offers to cancer patients and their families every single day.”

Richard Nicholls, Age Cymru director of income resources, said: “It was an absolute privilege for Age Cymru to be involved in such a high-profile and prestigious tournament as the 2014 Senior Open championship.

“We were deeply grateful that the organisers chose us as one of the beneficiary charities and that the importance of our work with older people across Wales was recognised in this way.

“We know lots of older people have a passion for golf and play for the health and social benefits it brings, but sadly many older people in Wales live in isolation and need our help.

“Being isolated and lonely can be as detrimental to a person’s health as any disease and it’s our duty to make sure these people are looked after in later life.

“Age Cymru’s association with the 2014 Senior Open has helped us to highlight this issue and this donation will help us and our local partners in Wales to be there for the older people that need us.”

At the event, Bernhard Langer completed a remarkable record-breaking victory to win by a staggering 13 shots from Colin Montgomerie.

Langer and Montgomerie were joined by a number of iconic names including Tom Watson and Welshman Ian Woosnam.

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