Golfers get into the swing of poetry during charity game in Beck Row

Mike Rayner, Geordie, Michael Peardrop and Patrick Doyle ANL-140429-145535001

Mike Rayner, Geordie, Michael Peardrop and Patrick Doyle ANL-140429-145535001

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Thirty builders and suppliers got into the swing of poetry during a charity golf day with a difference.

The annual event in Beck Row raised £1,000 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and players listened to a bespoke poem written by Bury St Edmunds writer Jo Eccles.

The golf day was organised for the ninth year by local builder Patrick Doyle, of L&S Builders.

Mr Doyle said: “I wasn’t sure how 30 builders would respond to poetry, but it brought a different element to the day, the guys were surprised and thought it was brilliant, it’s a good way to remember some of the things that can help prevent Prostate Cancer and what to do when you think there’s a problem.

“Every year I choose a charity close to my heart, I know a couple of guys who have just been diagnosed and a friend who is recovering from Prostate cancer.

“We’ve raised thousands of pounds over the years and I’m really happy that we had another good turnout. The poetry made everything that bit different.”

To read the full poem see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.