by STACEY HEANEY
Some of those enjoying the fundraising event at Edenmore Golf Club.
THE wheels are in motion for The Logic Café in Moira to purchase its first minibus after breaking through its fundraising target thanks to a hugely successful golf day.
The event at Edenmore Golf Club in Magheralin raised over £4,000 for the drop-in centre in Moira, which is part of St John's Parish Church in the village.
And after over a year of various fundraising activities, the final few inches on the totaliser have been filled in, meaning that the 200 young people who are involved under the umbrella of the Logic Café can look forward to even more exciting trips, now that they are going to have their very own minibus.
From some of the oldest swingers in town to the teenage entrants in the 60-strong field .at Edenmore the competition was intense right down to the very end, when Robert Norton pipped his brother Josh to the first prize. Josh Norton came second followed by David Waterworth who came third in the individuals.
And with the siblings being the sharpest shooters on the course it was almost inevitable that their four-ball - which also included Josh Fenton and Michael Watson would walk off with the team prize.
Even the Nearest The Pin' competition was hard fought, eventually being won by no more than the width of a ball, the prize was won by Patrick Agnew, with the 'Longest Drive' awarded to Pete Foers.
"We're very grateful to Edenmore Golf Club for the help they gave us in organising the day and making it such a big success," said Logic Café Development Officer Matt Peach.
"Many of the businesses in Moira backed the event with sponsorship and prizes, so a big thank-you goes to them for helping to make the day possible, I also have to say a huge thank you to Bryn Swift who was the brains behind the whole event.
We were also blessed with really good weather which played a part in making it so enjoyable for everyone who took part.
A lot of people have worked hard to help raise funds in order for us to buy a minibus, which will allow us to do so much more with the young people - as well as saving us a lot of time and money - and they are owed thanks too." It is hoped that the event will now run annually with the Logic Café continuing to benefit from much needed fundraising.
Logic Cafe would like to thank their sponsors: I.W. Moore Veterinary Surgery, Blackstone Physiotherapy Clinic, Bleu Hair Company, The Courtyard Café, GWA of Moira, Moira Motors, Claredale Developments Ltd, Stanley Murphy Accountants, Moira Guest house, Escapades (hairdressing - Moira), Tate Stevenson Architects, Pretty Mary's, The Four Trees, Andrew Morris Golf, Mr T. Brush, MDW Marketing, The Meat Centre (Moira), Finaghy Cleaning Services, Eamonn Rooney International Coach Hire, Wilson Potatoes, Julie Robinson Opticians, Pimento, Print It, DM-Laser Fab, The Abernethy Trust and Westend Chapel.
Prizes were sponsored by: Halo Hair Salon (Moira), The Crusty Roll (Moira), McCartney's of Moira, International Flair and Beauty Salon, Shandon Park Golf Club, Camalea Golf Club, Ardglass Golf Club, Shandon Park Golf Club, Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Portadown Golf Club and the Hilton Golf Club (Templepatrick).