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Charity Golf Day- What a hit!

We did it!

As you may know, our first ever Charity Golf Day was cancelled in the first Lockdown so after a long two year wait,  it was finally time to tee off!

Dereham Golf Club were our fantastic hosts and whilst the sun didn’t shine as bright as we’d hoped, there were plenty of smiles as the teams arrived for registration and coffee. Not to miss an opportunity to raise vital funds, Krista our Dereham Shop Manager encouraged players to have a go on the Lucky Bucket, a profitable decision for one person as they walked away £60 richer.

With Andy our Animal Welfare Manager and Kye a volunteer at our Dereham Shop manning our merchandise and advice stand, we were on hand to talk to all interested parties about the work we do and how they could get involved.

10am and a shotgun start with all 9 teams teeing off at the same time. Tee boxes had been generously sponsored by a variety of local businesses and their advertising material adorned the tee boxes whilst a digital display promoted them in the clubhouse.

A halfway house full of refreshments were available for the players throughout the day and the homemade sponges from Jean, our Animal Welfare Officer were a triumph. Ably assisted by two event volunteers Jackie and Cathey the golfers were certainly well fed and watered.

Damian from Ptarmigan Photography had kindly donated his time to capture the day for us, photographing the teams, tee shots, green shots and for some rather embarrassingly bunker shots!! Whilst Emma our Shared Services Officer was creating digital content for our Social Media platforms.

See his pictures here or send him an email ptarmiganphotography@gmail.com

I was so pleased the day ran as smoothly as it did and it wouldn’t have been possible without the team from the Branch and the team at the Golf Club so my thanks to both. A massive thank you to all the players; through their generosity we managed to raise an incredible £1800

Leanne Neave, Education & Events Officer

Following the main competition there was a putting challenge for players to test their skills on an individual basis.It soon became quite fun and competitive as each player not only tried to beat their own score but everyone else’s too!

Once inside the clubroom the Club Captain said a few words of thanks and welcomed all to the Golf Club. Leanne our Education & Events Officer and organiser of the day thanked everyone for coming, spoke about the work of the Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch and how with the players generosity they could continue with Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Rehoming animals in their Branch Area. A delicious carvery was served by Carla and her team for the golfers to enjoy before it was time to present the competition winners with their trophies. All the trophies were kindly sponsored by Local Businesses and Kate our Head of Income Generation was on hand to present and pose for photos with all the winners.

Through the support of local businesses and private donors we had prizes worth over £1500 on our Prize Draw table. That menat many people went home with a fantastic prize, ranging from hampers, a meal out and vouchers to days out tickets and golf lessons.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support and to Kaisy for the fantastic programme produced for the day. See you in 2023!

EmmaCharity Golf Day- What a hit!