Suffolk Mind golf day raises £3,215

by Suffolk Mind Team | 04 Jun 2024
Suffolk Mind golf day

Fundraisers, including Town legends Kieran Dyer and Simon Milton, enjoyed an un-fore-gettable time at a charity golf day in aid of Suffolk Mind.

Returning for its second year, the event at Stowmarket Golf Club saw 76 golfers split into teams of four to raise money for the local mental health charity.

More than £3,000 was raised on the day – with Craig Dade and his Fore Guys taking home the trophy after 18 holes

The event is the brainchild of charity patron and avid golfer Peter Basford, who also serves as Vice Chair at the club.

Peter said: “It was great to follow on from last year’s inaugural event and once again raise an incredible amount of money for Suffolk Mind.

“There was some great golf on display and Craig Dade and his Fore Guys went home very deserved winners.

“I was first introduced to Suffolk Mind’s incredible work back in 2015 before becoming a patron last year – and cannot wait to host and find more fun ways to raise money for the charity.

“Here’s to another successful golf day in 2025!”

A raffle and auction were also held in the club house, with items going under the hammer including:

  • Signed prints of Town legends Terry Butcher and John Wark
  • ITFC shirt signed by Harry Clarke
  • A highly-sought-after round of golf at the prestigious Aldeburgh Golf Course

Monies raised through the event go directly to Suffolk Mind, helping fund its vital mission of making Suffolk the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental health.

Last year the charity’s Suffolk Night Owls telephone support service received more than 8,000 calls, while the charity also delivered more than 3,900 counselling sessions

Our CEO Jon Neal added: “Despite the weather, this was by par and away a brilliant day.

“Huge thanks goes to Peter, Stowmarket Golf Club and our fabulous sponsors for putting on such a fantastic event.

“Days like these are so important in funding our mission and in ensuring we can continue to offer our vital services to those in need.”

by Suffolk Mind Team
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