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Gorleston Golf Club raises funds for JPUH Charity

15 September 2021


On Sunday 29 August 2021 the Gorleston Golf Club held a charity golf day to raise funds for the James Paget Hospital Charity, to say thanks to all JPUH staff for their continued hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In total the event raised £6264.17 for our charity. We are overwhelmingly pleased and grateful for all those who donated and the sponsors.

 Three people - a man in a blue short-sleeve top and dark trousers, a man in a bright pale green top and beige shorts and a woman wearing a short sleeve patterned dress - stand holding a large cheque. They all stand in front of a large green results board, that is wider than the three of them, with Gorleston Golf Club in lettering at the top.

Below are a few words from the organiser Glen Harman (pictured above handing the cheque to Maxine Taylor, Charity Co-ordinator):

“It was early on once the pandemic had hit the nation that a friend of mine, and former member of the golf club, suggested a Charity golf day to say thanks to the JPUH for all their hard work.

A further year on and the event eventually took place.

With a lot of rallying around and badgering businesses and friends for donations, I think I got enough to make it a worthy day for a worthy cause and it’s with my thanks to them we made it .

I know as a Royal Norfolk Volunteer and Goodsam responder how hard that year was, even though I was pretty much retired. After many hours and miles delivering food shops and hundreds of medicine deliveries to the vulnerable and the 60 plus hours as a steward at vaccination clinics it all felt worthwhile. 

It was with great pleasure for me today to hand over the cheque to Maxine Taylor, Charity Co-ordinator for James Paget Hospital, and I’m sure it will go on something special or needed to a particular ward or particular piece of equipment so please let me know.” 

Thank you to the Gorleston Golf club for hosting a great event for our charity!