Golf club members get a slice of charity action to help hospice

Members of High Throston Gold Club present the cheque to Giles Hildreth, from the hospice.
Members of High Throston Gold Club present the cheque to Giles Hildreth, from the hospice.

Members of High Throston Golf Club got into the charity swing to raise money for a hospice.

The club members raised £300 at their Chairman’s Charity Day for Hartlepool & District Hopsice.

Chairman Geoff Bulmer and his fellow club members have supported the hospice for a number of years, raising more than £2,000 since 2007.

The most recent charity day included a round of golf, raffle and invitations to guests to take part and boost the proceeds.

Greg Hildreth, from the hospice, visited the club and thanked the members, saying: “We really appreciate the ongoing generosity of the Golf Club and its members and would especially like to thank Geoff for choosing the hospice as his Chairman’s Charity. All of the money received will be used to fund our specialist patient care services which are offered, free of charge, to patients and their families.”

Geoff added: “We are pleased to continue our support of the hospice. Their valuable work has touched many of our members and their families. This donation is in memory of our friend Mike Howell, who was a member of the club and accessed the hospice’s services before he sadly passed away in 2014.

“We are also keen for new members to help support our good work for the community.”

Hartlepool & District Hospice, in Wells Avenue, offers specialist palliative care to adults from Hartlepool and East Durham.

It costs £2.34 million to provide the current services. The hospice receives 24% per cent NHS funding so the outstanding £1,780,000 must be raised through the local community and other fundraising initiatives.