Taking to the greens to support our Beat-It cancer appeal

The winning Homestore team, 'JohnTaylor, Mark Halls, Paul Smith and Martin Tuck
The winning Homestore team, 'JohnTaylor, Mark Halls, Paul Smith and Martin Tuck
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Five teams battled it out at the Bury Free Press Charity Gold Day at the Suffolk Golf and Spa Hotel last Friday.

The winning team at the Fornham St Genevieve course was from Homestore, with Genus second and RC Treatt third.

Beat It

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The also rans were Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Ashton KCJ but everyone who entered made our Beat-It appeal a winner, helping us towards our target of buying a £55,000 prostate probe for West Suffolk Hospital.

Though they were not fielding a team, Music Sales donated £256 to Beat-It.

There were also individual prizes. Mark Blackford from RC Treatt took the prize for getting closest to the pin. The longest drive was made by Ashton’s Dave Richardson and the golfer who beat club pro Simon Byford was Steve Jackson of Genus.

The Bury Free Press would like to thank Simon Byford for his expert help along with the event sponsors Abbey Motor Factors, Bennett Homes, Days Sports, EMG, Genus, Havebury Housing, Homestore, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Thompson Training.

Raffles prizes were donated by Palmers, Gross and Co and Belvoir Lettings.

If you are planning a money raising event, or personal fund raising effort, for Beat-It please let us know so we can give it publicity to help you maximise your total.

The appeal is now well past the half way mark, having gone over £33,000 last week.

The easiest ways to donate to the appeal are to visit our Just Giving website or to text Beat59 followed by a space and the amount (eg Beat59 £5) to 70070.

You can also send cheques made to Bury Free Press Beat It Appeal 2013 to the Bury Free Press, King’s Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3ET.

To find out about prostate cancer visit www.prostatecanceruk.org or talk to a specialist nurse on 0800 074 8383.