South Shields golf match tees up funds for Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust

Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust golf event at South Shields Golf Club. From left Zack Curry, Mark Rutherford, Mark Skinner, Scott Rutherford and Robert Rowe
Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust golf event at South Shields Golf Club. From left Zack Curry, Mark Rutherford, Mark Skinner, Scott Rutherford and Robert Rowe

Family and friends of South Tyneside sweethearts Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry were aiming for a hole in one as they took part in a fundraising golf tournament.

More than 100 golfers made up 29 teams who teed off yesterday at South Shields Golf Club in aid of the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust.

Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust golf event at South Shields Golf Club.

Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust golf event at South Shields Golf Club.

Dressed in pink and blue - the colours synonymous with the couple, who were killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack last year - they made their way around the course playing a Texas Scramble-style game of golf.

Among the players were Chloe’s dad Mark and brother Scott, who were joined by her grandad Robert Rowe and family friend Mark Skinner to make up their team of four.

Liam’s brother Zack also got out a set of clubs to play a round with friends Neil Cairns and Jack Cole, who play at Marsden Cricket Club, where Liam was a player and coach. Their four-man team was completed by friend Kyle Shotton.

The event was organised by Paul Reed, who has known Chloe’s parents for a number of years.

We would like to thank Paul for everything he has done and for organising such a fantastic day.

Lisa Rutherford

Mum Lisa said: “We have been overwhelmed by the turnout. We had no idea how many people were golfers.

“It’s something a little bit different to raise money for the Trust, and the day fits in nicely with the sporting element.

“We would like to thank Paul for everything he has done and for organising such a fantastic day.”

The tournament ended with a trophy presentation including a gift for the losing team of a wooden spoon, which was decorated by Chloe’s cousins Beth and Eve Rowe.

The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust was created by their families as a lasting legacy to the much-loved couple.

It aims to support, through the use of bursaries, talented young sportspeople and performers to reach their full potential and to follow their dreams - something Liam and Chloe were robbed of the chance of doing.

Chloe was a talented performer, while Liam was a gifted cricketer.

Already the Trust has paid out a number of bursaries to dancers, singers and sports groups and individuals to help with stage school fees, transport costs to competitions, kits and coach development.

For information on the Trust or to apply for a bursary visit the Trust’s Facebook page.