Amidst celebrating its 20th anniversary year, an annual charity golf day for a local hospice has managed to raise an incredible £69,236.
The Michael Sobell Hospice annual Golf Day, at Sandy Lodge Golf Club, saw 24 teams gather together to compete in the sport, with local businesses lending a helping hand by sponsoring a hole or an auction item.
The event was first conceptualised by hospice honorary trustee and Sandy Lodge member, Pam Montgomery, back in 2000, bringing together two major parts of her life in a way to raise money for a good cause.
Pam, who has been involved with Michael Sobell since 1982, said: “It never occurred to me when I originally asked Sandy Lodge Golf Club – of which I was, and still am a member – if they would consider holding a charity golf day on behalf of Michael Sobell House (as it was then), that it would be anything other than a one-off event.
“That it has now celebrated its 20th anniversary, and remains such a popular event each year, just amazes me.”
Head of the hospice’s charity division, Linda Moore, said: “Our sincere thanks go to the small committee, led by Mark Golinsky, who have shown such commitment to planning and organising this event so successfully since 2010 when Pam stood down.
“Also, to Sandy Lodge Golf Club, its members, and staff, and all the local businesses who have supported the golf day over the years, for so warmly embracing the event since its inception in 2002.
“Without this valuable support, we would not be able to offer the highest standards of care to our patients and those who rely on the services of Michael Sobell Hospice.”