GOOD-Natured golfers kitted themselves out in a black and white to participate in planning consultancy Lichfields’ annual golf day at Ryton Golf Club.

Some 77 golfers in over 20 teams took part in the fund-raising event, which netted a grand total of £1,380 for Newcastle United Foundation.

It was organised by Lichfields’ Planning Director and keen golfer Phil Jones, who earlier in the year helped the Foundation secure planning permission for its new Pitchside project close to the St James’ Park city centre stadium.

Lichfields Senior Director Jonathan Wallace, head of the Newcastle office, said: “Phil did a great Job, once more, in organising such a successful day for our clients and contacts and raising such a sum is fantastic achievement.”

“Donning Black and White, as a Sunderland fan, is never a pleasant experience, but on this occasion it was a pleasure to participate and raise  funds for such a worthy cause.”

The Pitchside Project involves the transformation of Murray House on Diana Street into a new sports and education facility and will include; include two sports halls, a football pitch and classrooms to deliver learning and training, as well as a meeting and activity space for the wider community. For more details please visit

Laura Sharman, Fundraising and Events Assistant at Newcastle United Foundation said: “I’d like to thank Phil and Lichfields for naming the Foundation as the charity beneficiary of their golf day.

“It was a wonderful event and we really appreciate all of the golfers getting into the spirit of the day, helping to raise money to support the work the Foundation does across the region.”