Longest day challenge raises more than £3,000 for charity

The team waiting for daylight to start the event
The team waiting for daylight to start the event
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Four members at Tydd St Giles Golf Club successfully completed the Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Golf Challenge with minutes to spare.

They scored a total of 340 points over the four rounds.

The Border Hoppers – Mark Whittaker, Malcolm Stead, Ian Edrupt and Neil John – were named because each of four rounds was played in a different county.

The initial charity target of £1,000 was reached early on and the current total has topped £3,000. The figure is continuing to climb.

Team captain Whittaker thanked helpers Nikki Stead, Gail Edrupt, Andy Jackson, Paul Amos and Andy Morris, without whom the feat could not have been achieved.

Special thanks was also extended to the three other clubs the Border Hoppers visited that day – Sutton Bridge, Feltwell and The Suffolk all of whom extended the courtesy of the course to the Hoppers and helped to raise some money.

Members and officials at Feltwell allowed the boys to go out earlier than planned and play through an open competition.