Charity golf day raises more than 10k


More than £10,000 has been raised for a charity that supports families affected by supporting spinal muscular atrophy after a Boston produce firm held its first-ever golf day fundraiser.

Freshtime, in Marsh Lane, held the event - which also included an auction and raffle - at Boston West Golf Course in aid of its adopted charity, the Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

A sum of £10,000 has been presented to the charity, but the final total is likely to be higher.

“We can’t put into words how grateful we are to everyone who made this event such a huge success,” said Emma Humphries, who set up the charity with her husband Karl in 2009 after their daughter Ally Cadence died from spinal muscular atrophy aged just six months.

Mark Newton, managing director of Freshtime, added: “I’m extremely proud of the team that put the day together, worked tirelessly to make it such a success and came to play or support. I would also like to thank our fantastic suppliers and friends who put forward a team or sent such great prizes for the raffle and auction.”