Thousands raised at Swaffham Rotary Club golf day

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More than £4,000 was raised for good causes during the Swaffham Rotary Club’s annual golf day last Monday.

Eighty players, competing in 20 teams of four, took part in the fundraiser, which was held at the town’s golf club.

Now in its third year, the golf day has become one of the Rotary Club’s most important fundraising events.

The total raised this year was slightly up on last year and club president Denis Bishop said: “We’re absolutely delighted. Everyone had a great day. There was a good feeling about the whole thing and everyone said let’s look forward to next year.”

The main beneficiaries of the day are the East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH), while donations will also be made to other Rotary causes.

The winning team was Duffy’s Boys, from Stoke Holy Cross, with 94 points, one point ahead of the Swaffham Golf Club chairman’s team with the Swaffham Old Boys team finishing third on 91 points.

A new trophy for the star player of the day was presented to Mike Arman, of the EPH Services team.

Other prize winners were: longest drive, 13th hole, Nic Cains; nearest the centre line, ninth hole: Mike Precious; nearest the pin, third hole: Paul LeGrice; nearest the pin, 16th hole: Anne Tucker.

The day also included a raffle and a fundraising auction.