Teeing off boosts King’s Lynn hospital funds and Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House

Charity golf match at Heacham Manor raising money for the West Raynham ward at the QEH and the Norfo

Charity golf match at Heacham Manor raising money for the West Raynham ward at the QEH and the Norfolk Hospice. Pictured are (from left) James Reid, Alex Gunthardt, Ben Allen and Andy Mackenzie. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A charity golf day boosted hospital coffers and gave a group of high-flying businessmen the chance to unwind for a few hours.

Ben Allen helped arrange the event at Heacham Manor to thank West Raynham ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, where his aunt was treated. Patricia Shippey, of Emneth, was cared for on the ward before she died a few months ago.

The event also raised money for the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

Mr Allen, 42, who is managing director of Allen Tomas & Co Financial Management in Dersingham, said: 'The day was a huge success and raised £1,000 to be split between the two.

'We had 10 teams of four competing and we completed 18 holes. Players were able to use a Mulligan balloon during the game, which allowed the player to have another shot at the hole. I would like to thank my business colleague, Michael Crisp, for help in arranging the day. We hope to make this a regular event.'

It was the second Allen Tomas charity golf event.

Mr Allen added: 'The first one was two years ago and just for the Norfolk Hospice. This one was just going to be for the hospice as well, until my aunt died, and then we decided to split the proceeds with the hospital ward.'

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The winning team was Johnsons Gift Shops, followed by Vitality and Hawkins Ryan solicitors.

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