Golf Day helps victims of abuse

Just Regional
Jul 7, 2017 2 mins read

A charity golf day brought out some Norwich City legends to help raise money to support victims of domestic abuse.
The event, held in June, 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 nine 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 12-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 27pc increase in referrals for their services.
Mandy Proctor, Leeway’s CEO said: “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.”
The next big event on Leeway’s calendar is the Annual Domestic Abuse Conference on Friday 14 July at Norwich City Football Club.


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