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FUNDRAISERS: Golfers and regulars at The Bear Inn have raised cash for Macmillan Cancer Care

FUNDRAISERS: Golfers and regulars at The Bear Inn have raised cash for Macmillan Cancer Care

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A CHARITY golf day in memory of a former Faversham landlord has raised more than £1,000.

Some 32 golfers took part in the event at Broome Park Golf Club for Macmillan Cancer Support. The day was organised in memory of former Mechanics Arms landlord Jim Gremo, by his daughter Nicola.

Jim died from cancer two years ago.

Nicola was helped by Chris Annand, landlord of The Bear Inn at Faversham.

The event was held at Broome Park, near Canterbury, because the 18th hole there was Jim’s favourite finish. His ashes are buried close to the 14th tee box.

Raffle prizes were donated by Shepherd Neame, The Alma at Painters Forstal, The Ship Inn at Ospringe, and The Plough at Lewson Street.

Faversham, Chestfield, Whitstable and Seasalter, Broome Park and Sheerness golf clubs also donated four balls as raffle prizes.

Nicola said: “We were really pleased to raise such a significant amount of money for a charity that supported both my father and myself at such a difficult time. I would like to thank everybody who contributed to the success of the day.”

The overall winner on the day was Paul Jones, with Paul Nott in second place and Reece Punyer third.

The winning four ball was Paul Jones, Rob Childs, Titch Kirby and Kelly Smith.

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