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Spalding Golf Club “putts” nearly a grand in hospice charity’s coffers

Don Wright (left), golf club captain John Camm (second left) and fellow charity supporters. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG240218-218TW
Don Wright (left), golf club captain John Camm (second left) and fellow charity supporters. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG240218-218TW

Spalding Golf Club “putt” charity first when their captain John Camm organised a race night in aid of the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough.

Veteran Sue Ryder fundraiser Don Wright, who with his wife June has collected thousands for the charity, was the man on the microphone for the races.

Fifty club members and 22 of Don and June’s friends and supporters had a great night out ... and raised an amazing £951 for the hospice.

John said: “The atmosphere was really good. Everybody was enjoying themselves. It was a lot of fun.”

The evening included a buffet and a bingo game.

In January, Don held a race night at the golf club – heavily sponsored by some of his “old farmer friends” – and that raised £3,305 for the hospice.

June and three of her pals had spent the past year knitting tiny chicks, selling them at £1 a time, and raised a further £1,151.

John said he wanted to arrange a race night for members and friends of the golf club because Thorpe Hall Hospice does such a lot of good work for people in the area.

He said: “I have a lot of respect for the Sue Ryder charity and a lot of respect for Don and June.”

John has another big fundraiser coming up for Thorpe Hall Hospice and, this time, golfers will be playing their own game.

It’s an open golf competition for teams of four to be held on Sunday, August 12.

Thorpe Hall caters for the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of its patients.

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