Swaffham Golf Club’s men’s section raises over £2,000 in aid of Bridge for Heroes

The men's captain's team at Swaffham Golf Club's recent Yellow Ball team competition in aid of Bridg

The men's captain's team at Swaffham Golf Club's recent Yellow Ball team competition in aid of Bridge for Heroes. - Credit: Submitted

A Yellow Ball team competition at Swaffham Golf Club has raised over £2,000 for the Bridge for Heroes charity.

The King's Lynn-based charity provides help and support to all serving and former serving members of the armed forces and their families in time of need.

The event was organised by Swaffham men's captain Gordon Halewood, who himself served in the Army for 39 years and who is also a caseworker for another charity, SSAFA, who work with Bridge for Heroes.

The event was held on Sunday, July 27 and the weather was fine, with 17 teams teeing off at 8am.

During the round the raffle was drawn and halfway refreshment was provided by two ladies from Asda free of charge.

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There were some very good scores and nearly all the prize winners received four ball vouchers to play at other courses in East Anglia.

Finally an auction took place for a number of items, including vouchers to play at some of the more exclusive clubs in the area, some golf clubs, a signed Norwich City football and a rather nice bottle of Armagnac. At the end of the day the sum of £2222 was raised.

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Men's captain Halewood said: 'Thanks must go to other golf clubs, local businesses and members for their kind donations in support of the event. The CEO of The Bridge for Heroes Mike Taylor and his wife Helen were in attendance and presented the prizes.'

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