Charity day raises much-needed funds for hospice

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Treatt were the winning team at this year’s Bury Free Press Charity Golf Day, which raised more than £800 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The team of Steve Wright, Mark Blackford, Joe Symonds and Paul Bell won the event, which was held at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club on Friday.

The annual charity event raised £816.40 for the Bury-based hospice, with the funds set to help provide practical and medical support to local people who are living with life-threatening illnesses.

The hospice’s corporate fundraiser Rachel Card said: “It was a really fun day with everyone enjoying themselves and showing great support for the hospice.”

Mark Stanford, events manager with Anglia Newspapers, the parent company of the Free Press, added: “The day went well. We ran three competitions on the day which were: Beat the Pro, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive.”

Howard Barnard won both the Beat the Pro and Nearest the Pin competitions, while Tim Mendes scooped the first place prize for the Longest Drive.

The fundraiser was sponsored by Abbey Motor Factors Ltd, Atkins Thomson, Belvoir Lettings, Bennett PLC, Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce, Carrs BMW, Churchgate Accountants, EMG Motor Group and Homestore Ltd.