Golfers raise �7000 for We Care appeal

Wayward shots on the last three holes and loose words in the 19th have gone a fairway to helping Sheringham golfers boost the EDP We Care Appeal.For the first time in the club's history, stretching back to 1891, the men's and ladies' captains have teamed up to support a single charity during their year in office.

Wayward shots on the last three holes and loose words in the 19th have gone a fairway to helping Sheringham golfers boost the EDP We Care Appeal.

For the first time in the club's history, stretching back to 1891, the men's and ladies' captains have teamed up to support a single charity during their year in office.

The result is a �7,520 cheque handed to appeal chairman Paddy Seligman, who hoped it would encourage other golf club captains to follow suit and support the cause.

The money came from a range of events and outlets - from bridge sessions and a golf day attended by more 70 players, to a swear box in the clubhouse and a �1 fine for every shot landing on the North Norfolk Railway track running alongside the scenic seaside course.


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Ladies captain Lynda Tucker, a retired games teacher form Hindringham, said she was aware that carers young and old needed support, and that sometimes even a small sum could make a difference.

Men's captain Neil Miller, a retired education officer from North Walsham, was happy to join the cause, having been involved with special needs children and knowing the help carers needed.

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He said the railway line raised quite a lot of money, and he was jokingly offering season tickets to regular mis-hitters.

However the swear box, which raised �52, was a bit short-changed the captains felt.

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