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2015 Golf Day scores a hole in one for INTO Giving 

Sixty-eight keen golfers turned up for the sixth annual INTO University of East Anglia Charity Golf Day on 2nd September 2015,  in the glorious setting of Barnham Broom, deep in the Norfolk countryside. The conditions at the event, which raised £4,000 for INTO Giving, could not have been more perfect for both the initial putting competition and subsequent 18-hole tournament.

INTO UEA centre director Debbie Price said she hoped that the day would yield a few thousand pounds for INTO Giving.

In his pre-dinner address, Golf Day organiser and INTO UEA facilities manager Paul Carter gave a hint of the amount that had been raised during the day, which this year had attracted more golfers than ever before. “We were blessed by the weather, and the course was in fantastic condition. It was good to hit off grass, too…” he began before revealing that the day had already resulted in a hefty £900 for INTO Giving, via raffle tickets and the putting competition alone.

The day was not so much about the winning as the taking part, and even more so about supporting both INTO Giving and INTO UEA’s chosen local charity for the day, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers Project.

“I had a great day. The golfing event organised by Debbie, Paul and the rest of the INTO UEA team was perfect,” said INTO global chief operating officer Anmar Kawash. The event was a perfect example of making a real difference, as it raised so much money to support the work done by INTO Giving to transform children’s lives around the world. I was also deeply touched by what Debbie and the INTO UEA team did in making a real difference locally by raising money on the day for a charity which supports young carers in Norfolk. It was good to see so many people there, and everyone was so generous with their time and money. I will certainly try to make it next year!”

“I can reveal exclusively that we will be doing this again on 1st September 2016,” said Debbie Price in a closing speech in which she thanked everyone who had gone to such efforts to make the day such a resounding success, in particular Paul Carter and her PA Vanessa Girling. “It has been hard work, but very rewarding for us all here. It is the main fundraising event in our calendar and, as such, is always so worth the effort. It would be great to get teams from across the INTO network next year.”

The total raised for INTO Giving was £4,000, outstripping all previous years. Golfers from INTO and beyond are all looking forward to 1st September 2016!  

Interested in organising a sporting event for INTO Giving? Email isabel.bauckham@into-giving.com or call her on 01273 876054

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