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Leeds golfer, 22, gets grant to help him turn pro

Golfer Cameron Hutchinson, 22, of Bramhope, at Moortown Golf Club.

Golfer Cameron Hutchinson, 22, of Bramhope, at Moortown Golf Club.

A young Leeds golfer suffering from Cystic Fibrosis has been given a boost to help him follow his dream.

Cameron Hutchinson, 22, hasn’t let his condition hold him back and has been a keen golfer for 10 years.

Now, a grant from the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation will help him achieve his goal of becoming a professional golfer by contributing towards the costs of training and competing, including entry fees and equipment.

Cameron, of Bramhope, hopes to one day play on the European Tour, and said he was grateful to the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation and his sponsors for helping him towards achieving his goal.

He said: “Turning professional is an exciting new challenge but also quite daunting.

“I have a great support network and have recently become a member at Moortown Golf Club in Leeds, where I practise most days.”

The Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation supports young people and projects across the region.

The Foundation was established in 2010 and aims to give grants from the proceeds of the annual Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards to worthy local causes.

Cameron is a previous winner of the awards.

In 2006, he took home the Achievement in Sport Award in recognition of his determination to overcome the effects of Cystic Fibrosis to follow his passion and play golf.

The Yorkshire Young Achiever Awards has raised thousands of pounds and celebrated its 21st anniversary last year.

To mark the impressive milestone, the foundation aims to make a total of 21 grants to various worthy causes across Yorkshire.

For more information about how to apply for a Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation grant, or for more about the Yorkshire Young Achievers awards, you can visit the website at www.yorkshireyoungachievers.co.uk.

 

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