Golfers club together to raise £3,000 for Reed pub fighting fund

The winning team from Clear Asset Finance - Sean Amato, Mason Lunn, Simon Drew and Steve Green - hol

The winning team from Clear Asset Finance - Sean Amato, Mason Lunn, Simon Drew and Steve Green - holding the Howard Marshall Trophy, named after the former district councillor and president of Reed Cricket Club. Picture: Edwin Kilby - Credit: Archant

Teams of golfers have clubbed together in Barkway to help raise money for the group fighting to save a former Reed pub from being turned permanently into a house.

The golf day at Barkway Park. Picture: Edwin Kilby

The golf day at Barkway Park. Picture: Edwin Kilby - Credit: Archant

In total, 15 teams of four players enjoyed a round of golf at the 18-hole Barkway Park course in aid of Save the Cabinet’s fighting fund.

The competition was won by the team from Clear Asset Finance, and raised more than £3,400 for the action group’s fighting fund.

The golf day at Barkway Park. Picture: Edwin Kilby

The golf day at Barkway Park. Picture: Edwin Kilby - Credit: Archant

Action group chair Mike Howes, said: “The fact that the planning appeal will take the form of a public inquiry shows how significant the case is thought to be. But we need to raise several thousand pounds quickly to pay for representation by lawyers, so we could put forward the best possible case for retaining our lovely old pub, The Cabinet.

“We’re delighted with how the golf day went, and hugely grateful to all the sponsors, to everyone who took part, and to Barkway Park for hosting the event.”

Julian Clark conducting the fundraising auction. Picture: Edwin Kilby

Julian Clark conducting the fundraising auction. Picture: Edwin Kilby - Credit: Archant

For more information go to www.savethecabinet.uk.