Golf club raises £17,000 to boost Hartlepool’s hospice

Kevin Jones and Greg Hildreth

Kevin Jones and Greg Hildreth

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Members of Hartlepool Golf Club have raised an amazing £17,817 for Alice House Hospice in the past year.

Club Captain for 2016-17, Kevin Jones nominated the charity and organised a number of fundraising events throughout the year.

Events included a coast to coast bike ride, a charity walk, and a chilly Boxing Day dip.

Some club members also took part in the Great North Run.

The good news for the Hospice doesn’t stop there though as his successor as club captain, Neal Thornley, also nominated the hospice.

Mr Jones said “It has been a huge honour to be Captain of this fantastic golf club.
“My family and I have received tremendous support from our families, friends and members in raising much needed funds for a very worthy local charity.”

Jones was also able to donate £1,000 to the Saras Hope Foundation, which organises holidays for families with terminally ill children.

Alice House Hospice fundraiser Greg Hildreth said: “It has been a pleasure to get to know Kevin and his family over the last year.

“His hard work has certainly paid off.

“All of the money raised will be used to care for Hospice patients, who are suffering from incurable illnesses.

“We have a long standing relationship with the club and a number of past captains have also nominated the Hospice.

“I was delighted to hear that Kevin’s successor has also selected the Hospice as one of his chosen charities.

“I would like to wish him the best of luck.

“On behalf of everyone at the Hospice I would like to say a huge thank you to Kevin, his partner Joanne, and all of his supporters.”

Alice House Hospice is the only adult Hospice in the Hartlepool and East Durham area.

They provide a vital service, ensuring people affected by a life limiting illness have the support and care they need.