Golfers Swing into Action to Support Marie Curie

The West Brom’s charity golf day raises £3,000.

Kind-hearted golfers from a local building society clubbed together to raise an impressive £3,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The event, organised by the West Brom and held at Swindon Golf Club near Wombourne, attracted 17 teams made up of business partners, suppliers and colleagues.

Awards were given for the best scoring team, longest drive and shots nearest the pin. A raffle with prizes including an iPad mini and golf shop vouchers also helped to boost funds.

The West Brom's Jeff Ball, one of the event organisers, said: "Marie Curie Cancer Care is our new charity of the year and the golf day was our first major fundraising event on their behalf. We were delighted with the enthusiastic response and the amount of money raised for what is an extremely worthy cause."

Marie Curie is dedicated to the care of people with terminal illnesses. Last year the charity gave free nursing care to 35,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine UK hospices, along with support for their families.

Arun Sharma, Marie Curie's Head of Corporate and Commercial Fundraising, said: "We're very grateful that the West Brom has chosen us as its new charity partner and we look forward to working with the Society to raise funds and awareness.

"The crucial funds collected from the partnership will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity's nine hospices."

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