Norwich stars back charity golf day

A charity golf day brought out some Norwich City legends to help raise money to support victims of domestic abuse.

The event, held on Wednesday 28 June at Sprowston Manor near Norwich, raised in excess of £1,800 for Leeway, a specialist domestic violence and abuse charity in the Norfolk and Waveney area.
Among the participants in the competition, which is an important part of Leeway’s annual fundraising campaign, were former Norwich City stars Grant Holt and Rob Newman.

This year the event included 18-holes of golf, a two-course meal and a fundraising raffle and auction.
A number of local businesses were among the 9 teams who competed on the day, with several also providing prizes for the auction. The winning team was made up of local man Gary Woodward, his twelve year old son and business associates.

All of the money raised will be used to help Leeway to meet the rising demand for its services. Last year Leeway supported more than 8,500 women, children and men who were experiencing domestic abuse with this year seeing a 27% increase in referrals for their services.

Mandy Proctor CEO
“Events, such as the Golf Day, are an effective way for us to build upon and maintain our relationships with our corporate supporters and to raise awareness of domestic abuse issues for victims, as well as highlighting what support Leeway can provide to help those who need it.

“Domestic abuse costs British industry and businesses £1.9bn a year, so it is vital that businesses work alongside the non-profit sector to tackle the issue.”

Grant Holt
“Leeway does fantastic work supporting domestic abuse victims, and I’m delighted to back such a worthwhile cause.”


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