MKM Norwich prepare for 24-hour charity Golf-A-Thon
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MKM Norwich prepare for 24-hour charity Golf-A-Thon

MKM Norwich branch director Paul Attoe is preparing to take part in a 24-hour sponsored golf event to raise money for their chosen charities East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and Prostate Cancer UK.


The event will see Paul join forces with Julian Ellis of Trell Contractors, Neil Newton of Newton Property Care and professional golfer Danny Chapman.


Paul explains how the event came about: “Like all good ideas, we were all in the pub and we just came up with it! The charities are close to our heart and as Julian, Neil and I are all keen golfers it was an opportunity not to be missed.”


“Getting Danny Chapman involved gave us an extra boost to up our game – it will be interesting to see how he copes with the sleep deprivation! We all love golf but have never done anything like this before, there’s not an awful lot we can do to prepare except put in the hours in and remember to bring plenty of coffee!”


The event is taking place at Weston Park, at noon on Friday 18th July, ending Saturday 19th July noon and the boys will be playing in a four ball with no buggies.


Jody Wood of Corporate Golf Ventures spoke about his role in organising the event "When Paul and the guys first approached John and myself about helping out with the event we jumped at the chance. Four guys stepping into the unknown for two great charities. We've had a couple of meetings putting things in place and preparing for all outcomes over the 24-hour period.”


“On the day we will be supporting the players, ensuring they are getting all the necessary fluids and food. We will also be providing the equipment allowing play to take place through the night. Three holes will be lit with about 100 12" LED light sticks and the players will be using LED lit golf balls, it really will look spectacular.”


“Everyone realises this is going to be mentally and physically draining so nothing can be taken for granted."


You can sponsor the team here, download the poster here and follow the journey on Twitter using #24HourGolf or Corporate Golf Venture’s handle: @golfcgv