A charity golf day has raised £18,013.73 for Missing People. The event was held at Stoke Rochford Golf Club on Friday 30 June, and organised by Karen Horton-Palmstorm. The day was held in memory of Karen’s mother, Margaret Horton, who died in February 2023, and it raised £18,013.73 for the Missing People Charity.
“Having lost my mum in February, I was determined to make the day a huge success so that we might prevent at least one family from enduring what my family has gone through since February. My mum would be so immensely proud of how much we raised and that we are helping others in her memory.”
– Karen Horton-Palmstorm
This is the second year Karen has organised a golf day in aid of Missing People, with last year’s event raising £10,550. This year’s event was hosted by former rugby union player Rory Underwood MBE, including an auction and a prize draw. The auction included a 12-night cruise supplied by Imagine Cruising, who generously donated an additional prize to the second bidder, raising an additional £2,500.
Twenty-one teams took part on the day. The overall winners were Shots ‘R’ Us, who included Andrew Glencross, Matt Walton, Kev Bond and Ricki Gogna. Shots ‘R’ Us took home the best team prize with a score of 94 points. Second place was shared by two teams: Herbies Gang – who included Martin Herbert, Mike Roberts, David Dowty and Rod Troop, and Rusty Bandits, comprised of Tony Ruby, Luke Harley, Frazier Lamb and Garon Harrison. Both teams scored 87 points. The ward for best individual player on the day went to Mike Roberts of Herbies Gang, Longest Drive went to Tom Rigby, and Callum Blair won an award for getting closest to the hole.
A huge thank you to Karen and everyone involved in making the day a success, and for raising funds for those in crisis.