Golfers donate funds to Halesworth’s support centre project

From left, Ben Townsend, manager of Halesworth Golf Club, Richard Kell, HCNCF chairman, Ted Edwards,

From left, Ben Townsend, manager of Halesworth Golf Club, Richard Kell, HCNCF chairman, Ted Edwards, ISC chairman, Ian Stannard, last years captain, and Andy Jennings, this year's club captain. - Credit: Archant

Generous golfers have donated more than £2,000 to a Halesworth charity which supports people with life limiting illnesses.

Halesworth Golf Club captain Ian Stannard and ladies captain Sally McCoy chose Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund (HCNCF) as their charity for 2016.

They raised £1,812.35 through club competitions and social nights, while an extra £300 was raised through an Elvis night and race nights hosted by club member Rob Sherington.

The latest amount follows on from a £4,000 donation to the charity last year raised through a golf competition at the club last summer.

HCNCF met its £710,000 fundraising target in October to build an information and support centre (ISC) in the town, and the funds will be earmarked to pay for running costs once the building is open next year.


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Ted Edwards, ISC chairman, said: 'We would like to thank club manager Ben Townsend, Ian, club professional Richard Davies, Sally and all of the staff and members at Halesworth Golf Club who have so kindly supported our charity over the past 12 months.

'Their continued generosity means that we will soon be able to start building work on this important facility, which will make a real difference to people from across north east Suffolk and south Norfolk.'

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The ISC will bring a full range of holistic services closer to home for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers. This includes benefits advice, children and family support, complementary therapies, help understanding a diagnosis, counselling and bereavement support.

The ISC will be built on land next to Cutler's Hill Surgery in Halesworth, and will be open to people from across south Norfolk and north east Suffolk who live within a 15-mile radius of the town.

Mr Stannard, 2016 captain, said: 'It's a huge team effort from everyone involved at Halesworth Golf Club, and I would like to thank them all for their hard work and support throughout the year.

'It's great to be able to support a charity which is going to benefit the local community and I'm very pleased to say that the HCNCF will also be the charity that all sections at the golf club raise money for throughout 2017.'

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.halesworthhealth.org/information-and-support-centre

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