9th May 2017

Tee off teams support hospice care

Thirteen teams of golfers joined St Richard’s Hospice on the fairway for a fundraising golf day.

The event – which was held at The Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern for the second year running on Friday 28 April – raised more than £4000.

Participants arrived at 11.00am for the varied and, at times, challenging 18 hole round; awards were given to the first three teams as well as the team with the longest drive and nearest the pin.  The day concluded with a two course dinner, prize giving, a raffle and a charity auction.

The overall winning team was from Evesham-based chartered accountants and business advisers Clement Rabjohns with Paul Emsley, team captain, proudly receiving the accolade after many years of supporting the event.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who joined us for what was undoubtedly a really fun day.  Happily, the weather was kind to us, feedback from those who attended was really positive and we managed to raise a fabulous amount of money for our care.

“We would also like to thank, as ever, our team of hospice volunteers for their excellent golfing knowledge and for all their help on the day.”

The event was sponsored by Santander for the second year running.

John Hyde, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking from Santander UK plc said : “It was a pleasure to be part of an enjoyable and successful event.  St Richard’s Hospice is such a valuable local facility and it relies heavily on fundraising to exist; my colleagues and myself from Santander‘s Broad Street Worcester office were very grateful for the opportunity not only to be sponsors but also to help out on the day.”