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Annual golf match at Bawburgh raises more money for Macmillan

PUBLISHED: 06:25 21 September 2011

Rogers and Norton Solicitors Macmillan Cancer Support charity golf day organiser Graham Knights(right) is put under pressure to sink a shot from fellow players(l to r) Allard Hudson, Graham Woodford and Mike Jones at Bawburgh Golf Club.
Photo by Simon Finlay

Rogers and Norton Solicitors Macmillan Cancer Support charity golf day organiser Graham Knights(right) is put under pressure to sink a shot from fellow players(l to r) Allard Hudson, Graham Woodford and Mike Jones at Bawburgh Golf Club. Photo by Simon Finlay

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Solicitors, business leaders and a wide range of guests grabbed their clubs and headed to Bawburgh Golf Club for an annual charity golf day for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 13th Rogers and Norton cup managed to raise £3,000 for the cancer support charity – taking its grand total to an estimated £50,000 over the years.

Rogers and Norton Solicitors, in Willow Lane, Norwich, holds two charity golf events each year, one for a different charity each year and the other for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Graham Knights, practice manager, said: “For this particular event we always raise money for Macmillan Nurses. We do it to coincide with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 30.

“Everyone is touched by the work they do. It is a charity close to everyone’s heart.”

The event saw 21 teams of four take to Bawburgh golf course, with an extra 20 guests joining them for dinner.

Money was raised by companies buying banners around the course and a raffle.

Among the raffle prizes was a golf trolley and bag, half a dozen bottles of champagne, theatre tickets, a round of golf at Bawburgh and membership to Ramada Jarvis health club.

Mr Knights said the teams that entered were a mixture of clients, companies and individuals, with guests invited along too.

The individual winner was Swardeston cricket coach David Thomas, who was a guest of chartered accountants Larking Gowen.

The winning team was The Putting Plod, who were representatives of Norfolk police.

Mr Knights said: “It was great. It went like clockwork. The sun shone and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”

He added that the yellow peril competition proved particularly popular. This saw members of the team take turns with a special yellow golf ball around the course.

“Most brought it back, but one or two went in the water, while another one or two went out of bounds and were never seen again,” he said.

Every year people across the UK unite to hold coffee mornings in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year 43,000 people signed up to hold a coffee morning, raising more than £8m. To register to hold your own World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event call 0845 602 1246 to register or register online at www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee

Are you holding a charity fundraising event? or taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning? Contact Local Life editor Richard Wood on 01603 772423 or alternatively email richard.wood@archant.co.uk

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