Golf match tribute to schoolgirl

RICHARD BATSON Golfers are teeing-up a major fundraising event in memory of a Norfolk schoolgirl who died from epilepsy.

RICHARD BATSON

Golfers are teeing-up a major fundraising event in memory of a Norfolk schoolgirl who died from epilepsy.

The Ellen Mezzetti Memorial Fund generates money for research into the condition which took the life of the sporty 16-year-old in February last year.

Ellen, a pupil at Cromer High School, was a bright youngster expected to get 10 top A-C grades in her GCSEs, and a member of the badminton and netball teams.

She was also a black belt at Hapkido, helping with classes at her father's martial arts gym, and died just days before she was due to go on a school skiing trip to Austria.

Local people continue to raise money in her memory, and on June 16 her uncle Joey Mezzetti, along with

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four friends, will begin a 1,000-mile

cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats towards the fund.

On Saturday June 30, four local golf societies are staging a charity challenge stableford match at the Royal Cromer course.

Organiser Mike Waterson said his family knew the Mezzettis and wanted to help the cause. After the match featuring the Hogs, Dogs, Cowboys and Jacks societies, there is a fundraising event at the Pinewood Park leisure centre at Upper Sheringham run by Billy Wright, who is donating the competition trophies. It features a disco, raffle and music quiz.

Tickets for the event can be bought at CAS Travel in Tucker Street, Cromer, Cromer Camping and Leisure in Garden Street or through Mr Waterson on 01263 821531/07769 892878.