December 10 2013 Latest news:
Alex Hurrell, Reporter
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Golfers defied the odd shower to help raise more than £1,000 in memory of a stalwart care home volunteer tragically killed in a car crash earlier this year.
A total of 40 players, in teams of four, took part in the golf day in aid of the Royal British Legion’s Halsey House home in Cromer, where Carole Broom had been an active supporter and fund-raiser.
The golfers competed at Sheringham Golf Club for the chance to win the Carole Broom Shield, donated in Mrs Broom’s memory by her husband Keith, also a Halsey House volunteer.
He was with her in their car on March 15 when it was involved in a fatal head-on collision with another at Horstead.
“The golf day was absolutely fantastic - although it was difficult for me because it was in Carole’s memory,” said Mr Broom, whose father is a Halsey House resident.
“Everyone had a really good game of golf and enjoyed themselves. They all said ‘let us know when the next one will be.’” He hopes the event will become an annual fixture.
Golfers were greeted at the half-way point with a glass of Pimms, homemade cakes, scones and sausage rolls. They later enjoyed lunch in the clubhouse.
Halsey House’s minibus brought along a group of residents to watch the action and at the end of the day
Mr Broom presented the overall winners with the shield. Other winners received their awards from Sally Mills, matron-manager at Halsey House. Proceeds will go into the home’s amenities fund.
Mr Broom is now looking forward to helping with the home’s next fundraiser, a Halsey’s Got Talent show on October 18 when he will be taking on the roles of both Simon Cowell and one of the Spice Girls.