Staff from businesses based across Norfolk and Suffolk are counting down to a mammoth golf effort, in the memory of an 18 month old boy from Wymondham.
A total of 33 corporate teams are set to take part in the sell-out event, which is being staged at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel on Friday 15th June.
The annual golf day in memory of Stanley McLean and to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
This year’s occasion is sponsored by recruitment agency Seven Resourcing Limited and will see golfers moving on to a three course meal, prize giving and auction.
Stanley McLean was born on 2 January, 2011. He had a heart condition called tetraology of fallots, further complicated by a missing pulmonary valve. He underwent surgery at eight days old and again at five months.
Further surgery followed in July 2012 after a routine check showed the conduit in his heart was narrowing. Complications occurred during surgery and sadly Stanley died, aged 18 months.
His parents, Brad and Debbie McLean, received bereavement counselling from EACH and have since become stalwart fundraisers for both the regional charity and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) – where Stanley spent months of his life – having set up the Stanley McLean Trust, that has raised over an incredible £110,000.
More than £40,000 has been raised by the golf days. Brad is General Manager at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel. He has also been an EACH Trustee since 2016.
Brad said: “The golf day started as a small way for us to say thank you to EACH for everything they did for us as a family and has grown into an event supported by so many people and businesses. For us, it’s a great way to remember Stanley and continue giving back just a small amount for what EACH means to us.”
Victoria Matthews, EACH Suffolk Corporate Fundraiser, said: “We’re really looking forward to this year’s golf day at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel and would like to thank Brad for arranging and hosting the event. It’s fantastic news that Seven Resourcing Limited are sponsoring the day. This will ensure every penny raised supports life-threatened children and their families.”
Richard Cooke, Owner and Director of Seven Resourcing Limited, said: “It’s an honour to be working alongside such a fantastic charity. We visited The Treehouse and saw first-hand exactly how important EACH is to the children and families affected by such difficult circumstances, and we can’t wait to contribute to their services.”