Golfers prove that money grows on tees for hospital

Golfers went a fairway to helping patients and staff on the West Raynham ward at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn by raising £1,000 for new equipment and a further £2,050 for Cancer Research UK.

The fundraisers, including Ben Allen and Michael Crisp, Directors of Allen Tomas & Co Financial Management in Dersingham & Fakenham, Matthew Carse and Managing Director Andrew Carse, from Agrifac UK Ltd, raised the money because of their gratitude for the care their loved-ones received from staff on the ward’s stroke unit and for losing close family members to Cancer.

The Golf Day was held at Heacham Manor Golf Club when 14 teams participated in a Texas Scramble, a format of the game in which all four members of the team tee off and the team captain decides which of the four balls should be used for the next shot.

The event was won by Fenman Spesh, captained by Nick Barker, of NB Construction (UK) Ltd. The Red Devils, captained by Jonathan Shippey came second, with Michael Crisp’s team of Allen Tomas & Co finishing third. Special mention to Fred Case and Thomas Oleson for winning Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin.

Mr Allen said: “We are extremely overjoyed with the amount raised and grateful to everyone who participated and contributed, not only to the fundraiser, but also for the raffle prizes donated.”

Tania Afonso, Ward Manager on West Raynham ward, said: “When people fundraise for the Stroke Unit, we always use the money for equipment that will help us provide care for the patients and will help improve their comfort and their rehabilitation as well.”

This is the second year the golfers have raised money for West Raynham ward and the Golf Day will be held again next year in aid of patients in the stroke unit.

A decision will be made on where to spend the money. Previous donations received by the ward have been spent on recliners and chairs for patients, among other equipment.


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