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Charity golf day in Haverhill in memory of late Birdbrook teenager Maggie Vale hits the ten-year milestone

A charity golf day in memory of a Birdbrook teenager who died of cancer is being staged for the tenth year next month.

Haverhill Golf Club will host the Maggie Vale Memorial Golf Day from 1.30pm on Tuesday, September 10.

Hedingham School student Maggie was just 14 when she died in October 2008 of stomach and liver cancer.

Maggie Vale. Contributed picture (15540263)
Maggie Vale. Contributed picture (15540263)

Her dad John Vale, who lives in Stambourne, said the event had so far raised £26,700 and he hoped it would reach £30,000 this year

He added: “It got so popular that people would come up to us and say ‘are you doing the Maggie day again because its one of my favourite days of the year’, and I think, wow.”

The format for the competition is teams of four, on a best 2 from 4 on each hole, stableford.

The maximum handicap for players are men 24, ladies 36, juniors 28, playing off 3/4 handicap with two courtesy shots for ladies.

On completion of the competition, there will be a two course meal, prize presentation, raffle and auction.

If you would like to play, sponsor a hole or both please get in touch with Haverhill Golf Club’s professional, Paul Wilby, on 01440 712628 before September 8.

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