From left: Zena Penty, West Norfolk Mind (WNM) volunteer co-ordinator, Sharon Pitt, WNM community bridge builder, event organiser Sam O’Callaghan and Eddie West-Burnham, WNM chief executive. The Your Local Paper team won the four-ball charity event. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

King’s Lynn businessman Sam O’Callaghan teed off for mental health charity West Norfolk Mind by organising a fundraiser at Heacham Manor Hotel and Golf Club.

Following a visit to West Norfolk Mind’s Therapeutic Allotment project on an ‘open’ day, Mr O’Callaghan decided to become a volunteer and support them by organising a charity golf day at Heacham Manor last Friday.

The event, which included a four-ball golf competition, lunch and an auction, raised approximately £5,500.

Mr O’Callaghan said: “I decided to support West Norfolk Mind because I believe the charity does great work and needs as much help as possible to raise awareness.

“An annual golf day will not only help achieve this but also with the generosity of so many local business owners it has been a chance to raise much-needed funds and I would like to thank them for their support.”

Zena Penty, volunteer co-ordinator at West Norfolk Mind (WNM), said: “The sun shone and it was a fantastic event. The amount raised was terrific.

“Although we are exception-ally grateful for the funds raised, the opportunity to engage with local business people potentially doing stressful jobs is equally as important, enabling us to raise awareness of looking after your own mental wellbeing.

“Some of the funds will be directed towards the allotment project which focuses on social inclusion, trying different things and developing new skills as well as the health benefits of being outside.

“I would like to thank Sam, Olivia and Ed and his team at Heacham Manor for all their hard work and for all the teams and sponsors for their support.”

For anyone interested in fundraising or volunteering for WNM, please contact Zena Penty at zena.penty@westnorfolkmind.org.uk or call 01485 572707.

 

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