Memory day in Yarmouth remembered Ria Helsdon and raised money

Ria Golf Day

Ria Golf Day - Credit: Archant

Ria's Golf Day is set to return for its sixth year to raise funds for children and young people with cancer.

Ria Helsdon

Ria Helsdon - Credit: Archant

The golf day is held each year in memory of Great Yarmouth teenager Ria Helsdon, whose promising young life ended in 2010 after a four-year battle with cancer.

Ria's parents, Heather and Roger hope the golf day on Friday, June 10, will raise a considerable amount for the young person's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, which supported them throughout their daughter's battle.

Heather said: 'Last year we had terrible weather but still managed to raise £2,280, enough to pay for a CLIC Sargent nurse for more than two weeks and we hope to raise even more this year.'

Ria's Golf Day is at Gorleston Golf Club, with coffee and bacon roll on arrival from 10am and tee-off from 11am to 1pm. Entry is £10 for members and £20 for non-members.

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Heather added: 'Everyone is welcome, just turn up on the day as a single or team of four.

'Raffle prizes and auction prizes are still needed and if you would like to donate please bring it with you on the day or if you can't make it but still want to donate contact Roger on 07900 046449.'

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CLIC Sargent fundraising manager Daisy Turner said: 'We are so grateful to Heather and Roger for their continued support and we hope more people will get involved to raise money in memory of beautiful Ria. The money raised will help provide clinical, practical, emotional and financial support to young people with cancer and their families living in East Anglia and across the UK.'

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