Young Suffolk golfer raises money for teen cancer ward
08 March 2022
A talented young golfer from Bury St Edmunds has seen his fundraising efforts for Addenbrooke’s Teenage Cancer Unit given a £1,000 boost by Persimmon Suffolk.
Alfie Halil, 21, is raising money through a charity golf day for the unit which cared for him after his own non-Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis last June.
Addenbrooke’s ward C9 isa specialist charity-funded facility, dedicated solely to young people undergoing treatment and support.
Amateur golfer Alfie hopes that the £1,000 donation from Persimmon will be used to update the games room for patients in the unit.
Lorraine Halil, Alfie’s mother, said: “Alfie wants to be able to give something back to Addenbrooke’s for their excellent support and treatment which he received during his time there.
“Alfie was the youngest player to win the Suffolk Open Golf Championship, when he was just 16, so he is organising a golf day to raise funds.
“Anyone interested in supporting the event can sponsor a hole for £250 or make a donation via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teeitupforteenagecancer”
The charity golf event is planned to take place on 26th and 27th March at Flempton Golf Club, Bury St Edmunds.
Lorraine added: “The money raised will go towards updating the games room at Addenbrooke’s, providing the children who have to stay in for treatment a safe place to relax, have fun and enjoy a little bit of normality.”
The funding is delivered through the Community Champions initiative which donates up to £1,000 to two good causes across Suffolk each month.
Ian Hamilton, managing director at Persimmon Suffolk, said: “We are so pleased to be able to help Alfie in his fundraising efforts.
“The work done at Addenbrooke’s is crucial for so many people and being able to have a place where young people can relax, during what is a difficult time, is so important. We wish Alfie all the best for the rest of his fundraising.”