Stars join Steve Cram for Slaley Hall charity event

Star names from the sporting world including England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Kriss Akabusi joined Steve Cram at Slaley Hall for his annual Celebrity Golf Day.

Ben and Kriss were part of a line-up of 25 teams at the event, which raised more than £21,000 for international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas), which was co-founded by Steve Cram and British Army Major Jim Panton in 2000. The charity focuses its work on communities in remote regions of the developing world that provide children with access to the education.

Lucy Philipson, CEO of COCO, said: “COCO is very grateful to everyone at Slaley Hall who made it possible for us to bring our event back to this wonderful venue. We really missed the golf day last year and its return has brought a much-needed boost to our morale, and most importantly, our coffers. Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped us raise such a great total.”

Pictured: l-r Kriss Akabusi, Phil Mustard, Manish Bhasin, Neil Killeen, Ben Raine, Matthew Potts