King’s Lynn golfers club together for charity

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Golfers at Lynn Golf Club clubbed together to raise more than £2,100 for the type one diabetes charity JDRF.

Dr Dennis Barter, who was the 2014 captain at Lynn GC, and who previously specialised in diabetes and oncology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, selected the charity to receive the club’s support, as he wanted to continue to help his former patients.

The club organised a number of events, which included a AM AM tournament (amateur amateur) with all proceeds going to the charity as well as numerous raffles and competitions throughout the year.

Dr Barter commented: “We were very pleased to be able to present a cheque for £2,100 to JDRF as this was one of my chosen charities for my captain’s year.

“As a retired paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes in childhood and adolescence, I am only too well aware of the good work that JDRF does in researching the causes and the best form of treatments for young people with diabetes.”

“As ever, the club members were very generous this year and the charitable monies were raised from the proceeds of an AM –AM golf competition, raffles, a charity bunker and contributions on visiting our members’ arts and craft exhibition.

“We applaud the work done by JDRF and wish them continued success in the future.”

Celia Joseph, JDRF’s regional fundraiser for the East of England, said: “This wonderful support from Lynn GC helps us raise awareness of type one diabetes - which is a serious and often misunderstood condition - and also helps us support research.

“JDRF-funded research aims to find the cure for type one diabetes.

“We’re very thankful to all the members of Lynn GC for helping us to make another small step towards this cure.”