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24 Oct

Autumn Golf Day raises £19,000!

The annual Isabel Hospice Autumn Golf day, held this year at the Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, raised in the region of and incredible £19,000 This could pay for 30 nights of specialist nursing care at our In-Patient Unit.

The day started misty and overcast and the golfers enjoyed a bacon buttie breakfast, but as the temperature rose, the sun shone through, making it a really enjoyable day of golf for all 20 teams.

Hospice nurse Susie Baines spoke to the golfers on the day. She is one of the Hospice’s Clinical Nurse Specialists, and cares for patients in their home. The golfers were so impressed with what she told them about her work, that they donated £1,950 towards nursing care.

There can only be one winner, and the winning trophy went to Last Of The Summer Whine team lead by Nigel Mercer from Digswell, second place to A10 Boiler Spares lead by Paul Vicary and third place to HRJ Foreman Laws lead by Robert France. Nearest pin was won by Alan Hubbard from Beechwood Financial, and Longest Drive was won by Paul Sniders from AMP Air Conditioning. The Putting Competition was won by Andy Glowdansky from Clearwater Environmental.

Beth Hardy, Head Community and Events at Isabel Hospice said “I would like to thank everyone on behalf of the staff and patients for making the day such a success. We are so proud to work in partnership with fantastic companies and sponsors, many of whom have supported Isabel Hospice for many years through various campaigns, events and projects. We would like to say a special thank you to our golf day headline sponsors AMP Air Conditioning Experts and our sponsors Beechwood Financial Services and HRJ Foreman Laws as the day wouldn’t have been possible without their support. 

Thanks also to Willy Dunn, a committed Isabel Hospice golfer, and his team for the great effort they have put in to raising funds for the golf day.

We were delighted to have held the day at Welwyn Garden City Golf Club and we would like to thank David Spring and the team there for being the perfect hosts. We are also proud to be hosting this event in Welwyn Garden City, a town in the heart of our community although we care for people across the whole of eastern Hertfordshire.

This Autumn Golf Day is a great way of raising awareness of what we do but we are here to raise funds so we can continue this vital free service and we couldn’t do it without local support. We need to raise £3 million each year in charitable donations and are delighted to have raised so much on the day.”

Take a look at the photos captured from the day by clicking the button below. 

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