A golf day in memory of 18-month-old Stanley McLean continues to be a roaring success, with the seventh annual staging at Thorpeness Golf Club raising over £17,500.
The sold-out event saw 26 teams greeted by Stanley’s dad, Brad, before enjoying luxury bacon rolls, playing 18 holes, with woodfired pizzas and refreshments from Adnams and Fisher’s Gin along the way, tucking into a three-course dinner and, finally, taking part in a raffle and auctions.
The stand-out team on the golf course came from Archway Events, based in Gressenhall, with Managing Director Roger Day captaining them to victory.
Brad, from Wymondham, said: “This is the seventh year we’ve held a golf day for EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) in memory of Stanley and every year we’re amazed of the support from everyone who plays, donates prizes and so generously digs into their pockets throughout the day. In particular, I want to thank Thorpeness Golf Club for their continued support as well as everyone who takes part year after year. Having personally used the services of EACH when we lost Stanley and knowing that right now every day there are so many other families going through the most difficult times of their lives, EACH really is a beacon of support we simply couldn’t do without.”
Brad became an EACH Trustee in 2016, having already raised many thousands of pounds for the charity through the Stanley McLean Trust that he set up with wife Debbie following their little boy’s death in 2012.
Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said: “With the enthusiasm and gusto Brad has for organising this event, it’s no surprise to see it continuing to be successful. We’re thrilled for the family as it’s proved such a fantastic way of remembering Stanley and obviously delighted to receive the money raised. As Brad said, there are so many families going through what his did back in 2012 and we can only keep providing the same level of support thanks to the generosity of individuals, families, community groups and businesses. A big thanks to Brad and everyone involved in the golf day.”
EACH cares for 371 children and young people with life-threatening conditions across the region and supports 385 family members. For more information about the charity go to www.each.org.uk.