St Ann’s Hospice’s recent fundraising golf day went swingingly this year, raising more than £23,000.
The golf event, which is a staple on the St Ann’s annual fundraising calendar, was attended by fifteen teams, made up of players from across Greater Manchester and beyond.
The one-day event, which was held at Dunham Golf Club, was open to all levels, giving teams the opportunity to practice their putting and sharpen their swing whilst raising vital funds for local patients.
This year the winning team was a group from Cargill, who were presented with a special trophy in honour of their achievement. A raffle on the day, giving participants the opportunity to win a selection of luxury prizes, raised additional much-needed funds for the charity – which has to raise around £20,000 a day to keep its services running.
Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive, said: “Fundraisers like our annual golf day aren’t just fantastic events in their own right, they’re vital in ensuring we can continue to provide support to the thousands of local patients and families we care for each year.
“Our hospice was created thanks to the support of the local community over half a century ago, and it’s thanks to that same community’s generosity that we’re still here today. Huge thanks to everyone who came along to the golf day. We really appreciate your support and I’m so pleased that the Manchester weather stayed okay too!”
St Ann’s Hospice supports people with life-limiting illnesses from its sites in Heald Green and Little Hulton, as well as via a range of community and outreach services. It is one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK, having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021.
For more information on the hospice, or how you can get involved in events like the golf day, please visit www.sah.org.uk or call 0161 498 3631.