Record-breaking golf day goes with a swing

The Pear Tree Fund

Generous golfers have taken to the tees to raise a record-breaking £8,290 to help the Pear Tree Fund continue its vital work supporting local people.

The charity hosted its seventh annual golf day at Halesworth Golf Club at the start of September. A total of 29 teams took part and helped to raise more than £8,000 – smashing through the previous record of £5,182.

The money will help the Pear Tree Fund to support people who have been bereaved or have life-changing illnesses or long-term physical or mental health conditions, as well as their families or carers.

This includes providing a wide range of services such as information and support to help understand diagnosis, counselling, bereavement support and complementary treatments. The charity also offers social welfare advice, including benefits and support with finances, as well as support for families, children and young carers.

Ted Edwards, Pear Tree Fund treasurer, organised the golf day. He said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported our golf day, either by playing or sponsoring a hole or donating a raffle prize. We are also grateful to the staff at Halesworth Golf Club for their help and support in organising the event, and for their efficiency and friendliness. Our thanks also go to Lois Hunt, the owner of the club, for her generosity towards the Pear Tree Fund.

“The day really did go with a swing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The feedback we had from those taking part was also really positive.

“We are delighted that we raised such a fantastic sum which will make a real difference by making sure people can receive local support when they need it most.”

Next year’s golf day will take place on Friday 1 September 2023 at Halesworth Golf Club. To find out more, call 01986 899655, email or visit

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