Charitable King’s Lynn golfers raise bumper £5,000

Prostate Cancer UK volunteer, Mike Gibbs, left, accepts the cheque for �5,450.72p from last year's club captain, David Lawman.
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Prostate Cancer UK volunteer, Mike Gibbs, left, accepts the cheque for �5,450.72p from last year's club captain, David Lawman. MLNF KLGC0014

King’s Lynn Golf Club have raised £5450.72 for Prostate Cancer UK which was the club captain’s charity for 2015.

The money was raised through various events throughout the year which runs from the end of February 2015 to the end of February 2016. The events were: sale of PCUK Pin badges; Captains’ Charity Bunker (£1 per shot); Charity AM-AM Golf Day and the Charity Auction afterwards; sponsors of holes and food on the day of the Charity AM-AM; entry fees to the Club Captain’s Days for Men, Ladies, Seniors and Juniors.

Duke of Edinburgh golf

Duke of Edinburgh golf

Club captain for 2015 David Lawman explained why he chose PCUK: “While I was looking around for a charity I talked to members and realised that so many were affected by it in some way or another.”

He thanked all the members and visitors to KLGC who helped raise this amount.

Representative of Prostate Cancer UK Mike Gibbs also thanked everyone and said that it was the largest cheque that he had collected on behalf of PCUK. The money would be used, for example, to help develop a new test for prostate cancer.

l The annual Duke of Edinburgh competition was held at Hunstanton and Lynn courses in March and April this year.

The two-day competition has been running for nearly 30 years and has raised many thousands of pounds for the charity.

The money raised enables youngsters and schools to purchase much needed equipment for the expeditions they are required to undertake as part of the award scheme.

The tournament is open to golfers from around the country and attracts large numbers of men and women.

Winners thisyear are, at Hunstanton: 1 Rafiq Rattansi, 2 Paul Lane, 3 Geoff Suiter. At Lynn: 1 Ari Unchern, 2 Karl Mackender, 3 Bill Brice. Winner of Lynn and Hunstanton, Stableford score – Ari Unchern; scratch score – Rafiq Rattansi.