Hunstanton gala day raises about £830 for charity

PUBLISHED: 06:48 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 08:45 01 June 2015

Charity event at Searles Golf Club, Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Charity event at Searles Golf Club, Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt


Golf club members at Searles country park in Hunstanton came together on the weekend to hold another fun gala day for charity, and the sun came out to greet them.

Nearly £830 was raised for the dementia care ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Visitors to the park in South Beach Road on Saturday could take part in a wide range of activities with the entertainment on offer guaranteed to suit all ages, sporting abilities and taste buds.

Prizes and free meals were won and a special seafood-themed night proved popular at the park’s Fountain sports bar.

Edward Howes, golf club manager, said: “It was a really good day and the sun kept on shining. This was the third year we have held a gala day for a local charity.

“The bouncy castle was in full use throughout the day and the barbecue went well.

“We had stalls and raffles, a tombola, and the competitions included target putting, target bowls, petanque and fishing.

“We also had face painting and games, live entertainment, and lots of people stayed on afterwards to watch the FA Cup Final on the two big screens.”

The Texas Scramble golf competition was won by a team comprising Ron Kent, Johanne (corr) Pywell and Dean Tarbard.

Meanwhile, the 9 hole Stableford was won by Dave Priestly, and Bradley Williams , an 11-year-old boy on holiday with his family from Bedfordshire.

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