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Golf Pro Simon will take on three rounds of golf and triathlon for West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward

Simon Byford who is tackling three rounds of golf and a triathlon to raise funds for West Suffolk HGospital's Rainbow Ward ANL-140707-163222001

Simon Byford who is tackling three rounds of golf and a triathlon to raise funds for West Suffolk HGospital's Rainbow Ward ANL-140707-163222001

A father is tackling a mammoth challenge of 54 holes of golf combined with a swim. cycle and run between three golf courses.

Simon Byford’s son Cameron was treated at West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward after suffering a prolonged bout of jaundice.

Now his dad, the golf professional at the Suffolk Golf and Country Club at Fornham St Genevieve, wants to say thank you for the hospital’s care.

He will do 18 holes at golf courses in Essex, Thetford and his home course.

He will start with 18 holes at Gosfield Hall Golf Club at first light followed by a 1,500 metre swim at Gosfield Lake.

He will then cycle more than 40 miles from the Essex village to Thetford Golf Club for another 18 holes before a 13-mile run from to his home course for the final 18 holes.

He said: “We spent the first week of Cameron’s life in the Rainbow Ward. When you are spending a lot of time in somewhere like that, you start thinking about how you would like to help and support other children.”

The day will conclude with a charity auction and raffle in the clubhouse of The Suffolk and Simon is appealing for local businesses who would like to donate an item to contact him on simonbyfordgolf@gmail.com.

Simon’s one-day, three-county challenge is on Sunday 27 July. To find out more about the challenge visit http://www.simonbyfordgolf.com/linksman/ or you can sponsor Simon via www.justgiving.com/linksman

 

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