Golfers find the right bunker for appeal

GOLFERS clubbed together to raise just under �2,000 for the Palliative Care East appeal, which is edging closer to its �1.5m target for a new palliative care centre at the James Paget University Hospital.

GOLFERS clubbed together to raise just under �2,000 for the Palliative Care East appeal, which is edging closer to its �1.5m target for a new palliative care centre at the James Paget University Hospital.

Gorleston Golf Club captain Gerry Eagling organised a charity bunker on the Warren Road course and each time a player hit the ball into the sand they had to pay 50p into a collection tin in the clubhouse bar.

More contributions towards the �1,855.89 total came from raffles and golf matches held at the

club.

The appeal reached its �1m target earlier this month courtesy of donations from hundreds of people who had organised fundraising events for the fund, including friends, neighbours, social groups, clubs and societies.

Mr Eagling presented a cheque to appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate at the golf club's Valentine's dinner dance.

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Forthcoming events in aid of the appeal include:

An Old Lowestoft slide show in memory of Jack Rose at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft on Sunday, March 14, starting at 3pm. Tickets cost �5.

On Saturday, March 20, there will be dining and dancing in 60s style to the band Out of the Ashes at the Ocean Room in Gorleston. There will also be a raffle.

On Saturday, April 10, the Potters Theatre Company will be presenting the Spring Fever charity show at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton.

The Loddon Band will give a concert at Trinity Methodist Church in Park Road, Lowestoft, on Saturday, April 17.

On Saturday, May 15, there will be a butterfly day when the appeal's supporters will be out and about giving away butterfly badges for a donation of �1.

The Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth will host a charity walk in the Acle area on Sunday, May 16.

To make a donation, visit www.palliative-care-east.org.uk. Cheques, payable to Palliative Care East, can be sent to Palliative Care East, Fundraising Office, James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, NR31 6LA.