Golfing duo take on epic challenge for deaf children’s charity

A duo from two Funeral Homes are hoping their game is up to par when they take on a 24-hour charity golf marathon.

Carl Tate, Funeral Homes Manager at Daren Persson Funeral Services, which covers North Shields and Wallsend will be teeing off with his brother-in-law Shaun Bruce from John Blenkiron and Sons Funeral Directors in Richmond to raise funds for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

The charity has supported Carl’s family, as his granddaughter Cienna-Rose has profound hearing loss after being born three weeks premature in 2021. 

Carl said: “Shaun and I are big golf fans and wanted a challenge, so we thought this was the ideal way to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society and help with all the great work they do for deaf children and their families.”

The 24-hour golf marathon will tee off at 6pm on Friday 5 August at the Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club. Carl added: “We are looking for donations however big or small as it would mean the world to us and make such a difference to the work of the charity.

“There is still time for people to support us with this challenge. We are looking for local companies to sponsor a hole for £50 or donate raffle prizes and if there are any golfers out there who would like to join us for a round on the day, we would love to have you on board.”

Carl can be contacted on 07793 962797, email:, or sponsored via JustGiving

Daren Persson funeral Services  and John Blenkiron and Sons are part of the Funeral Partners network of high-quality funeral homes.