Call goes out for teams and sponsors for Taylor and Taylor charity day at Costessey Park Golf Club

Entries are now open for the Taylor and Taylor Associates annual charity golf day – and the independent financial advisors are setting their fundraising sights even higher this year.

The charity round of golf at Costessey Park Golf Club, held annually in April, raised just over �2,500 in 2011 and organisers are hoping to raise more than �3,000 this year.

The �2,500 went towards the Cots For Tots Appeal for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The cause was chosen by the golf day's chief organiser, Kris Milligan, as his niece, Darci-May Milligan, was born more than two months premature, weighing just 2lbs. Little Darci-May was hailed as a 'miracle baby' by her parents, Kris' brother Barry and his wife Gina, from Hellesdon.

This year the golf day, on Friday, April 6, is raising funds for a different cause however, Cancer Research UK.


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Kelly Elliff, client account manager at Taylor and Taylor's Hoveton offices, said: 'This year they [Kris and Barry] wanted to choose a charity that everyone can relate to as almost everyone knows someone that has suffered from cancer.

'We're hopeful that lots of people and companies will get involved.'

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This year's 18 holes will be the seventh time the golf day has been run, supported once more by local companies Ecoprint, the Queen's Head, Park Farm, GB Cutting and Creasing & Heatrae, as well as HSBC.

Any companies wanting to sponsor a hole can do so for �25, getting their company board up against the hole they sponsor.

Golfers wanting to take part, either amateur or pro, will need a team of four.

Each team costs �140, which includes bacon rolls and tea or coffee in the morning, a buffet lunch and a themed t-shirt to wear.

There is an added rule this year however. Everyone taking part either has to grow a moustache or wear a fake one for the day, or face a �5 fine.

After the golf has finished there is then a lunch, prize-giving and a raffle, before heading on to the Maid's Head pub in Catton for a celebratory beer.

Anyone interested in taking part in the golf day, or donating raffle prizes or money, should call Kelly on 01603 783200.

Are you organising a fundraising event? Contact David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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