Club together for golf day

A CHARITY golf tournament will kick off a series of events in Sudbury to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Gainsborough’s House museum.

The House, which is the birthplace of the town’s famous artist, Thomas Gainsborough, was opened to the public for the first time in 1961 and staff are calling on all golfers to take up the challenge of a round of golf at the Stoke-by-Nayland golf club.

The tournament will take place on April 13 and will see teams of four competing for the Golden Anniversary Trophy, with a two-course meal in the evening.

The event will be followed later in the month by the annual Gainsborough Week celebration, a week-long series of events, including walks, talks and craft fairs, to mark the birth of Thomas Gainsborough in 1727. The May market will also be held in the gardens of the house.

Fundraising officer Nick Winch said: “During the last 50 years, with the help of gifts or grants, Gainsborough’s House has built a permanent collection of more than 2,000 works of art and other items.

“Money raised throughout this anniversary year will help us preserve the collection for many years to come.”

The call for golfers has already seen a good response and the charity is happy for individuals to book places and will match people to make teams of four.

For more information, call 01787 372958.