Golfing quartet are planning a marathon 100-hole challenge to putt vital funds for EACH

Kind-hearted golfers are getting in the swing and hoping to putt much-needed funds for a leading children’s hospice. Two special events are being planned at Swaffham Golf Club, including resident professional Nic Cains, assistant Ethan Roberts and members Kyle Edge and Tom Rudge taking on a marathon round of 100 holes on Monday, 4th July.

A golf-themed family fun day is also being held and both events are in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk. Swaffham GC member Malcolm Tibble, who is on the club’s centenary committee, said: “Nic, Ethan, Kyle and Tom are teeing off at first light and will continue until the last putt is sunk.

“It equates to five and a half rounds and members will be making way for them as they try to complete the 100 holes before nightfall. Nic, our professional, suggested the challenge and hopefully between them they can raise as much as possible for EACH. It’s a wonderful charity and one that everyone at the club is keen to support.

“There’s no doubt it’s going to be a slog and playing 100 holes in one day is going to require a huge amount of fuel – in the golfers, not their buggy! – to keep going for about 15 hours. Al Cairns, owner of Pedlars Hall Café, is providing breakfast baps mid-morning and sandwiches and cake in the afternoon – vital sources of energy which the guys will munch on the march. What a wonderful gesture.”

Also sponsoring the event are Swaffham Carpet and Bedding Centre and AIR Accountancy Services. To sponsor the quartet and support EACH, head here. The family fun day is taking place at Swaffham Golf Club on Sunday, 10th July. There will be face painting for children, in addition to a chipping competition, crazy golf and a tombola, which includes the prize of lunch for four at Pedlars Hall Café.

“What with this being our centenary year, we’re also hoping to encourage more young people to take up the sport so will be offering free taster sessions throughout the afternoon,” added Malcolm. “Hopefully it’ll prove another successful, tremendous day and we’ll have collection pots at the club, with all donations going to EACH.”


Notes to Editors

“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.5 million from fundraising and £5.4 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron – Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds, visit or call the Norfolk fundraising office on 01508 500894.

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