Wynyard Club golf tournament scores £13k for Hartlepool hospice

Graham Storm, Rob Hoskins, Martyn Jones, Mike Fenwick at the charity golf event.
Graham Storm, Rob Hoskins, Martyn Jones, Mike Fenwick at the charity golf event.

A FUNDRAISING golf tournament raised a superb £13,000 for a charity which cares for the sick and dying.

The charity golf tournament has been held annually for several years to raise money for Hartlepool & District Hospice, in Wells Avenue.

And this year a massive £13,000 was raised for the grateful organisation – the biggest sum yet.

The tournament, sponsored by Joe Palmer of Drive Vauxhall, in Burn Road, and organised by Rob Hoskins of RK Developments with support from the hospice fundraising team, took place at the Wynyard Club.

The day saw 24 teams of four players from businesses around the region, and further afield, taking part in the mixed competition over 18 holes, before enjoying a dinner and prize-giving in the clubhouse.

Amongst the players was celebrated Hartlepool-born pro golfer, Graeme Storm, who played on the RK Developments team.

He also donated an auction prize of a round of golf with him.

Another of the auction prizes was a signed and framed programme from the 2005 Seve Cup, signed by the late golf legend Seve Ballesteros and donated anonymously to the hospice’s Raby Road charity shop. The prize was sold at auction for an amazing £950.

Hospice fundraiser Carol Sennett said: “Once again we were overwhelmed by the support we received from everyone who contributed to the event.

“It is always a fantastic day and it gets bigger and better every year, with this being the best yet.

I would like to say a special thanks to Rob who works tirelessly to ensure the success of this event.”