A fundraising record was achieved at the annual Jersey Hospice Care Golf Day, which this year celebrated 10 years of support from local fiduciary company Dominion.
With the temperature reaching 22 degrees on the day and low winds, this made for ideal conditions for the 27 teams who took part at the Royal Jersey Golf Club. The annually oversubscribed event raised £20,763 for Jersey Hospice Care.
Sacha Patel, Income Generation Manager at Jersey Hospice Care said;
‘The Golf Day is always such a fun day for everyone taking part and we are absolutely delighted by the record fundraising total this year. It is thanks to the on-going support from events like the golf day, that we are able to provide specialist palliative care to islanders and their families for free irrespective of age and diagnosis, helping people to live life to the full.’
‘We are grateful to everyone who took part and gave generously, to the organising team who work tirelessly to deliver this ever popular event and to Dominion for their long-standing support, sponsoring the event for ten years.’
On the day, golfers enjoyed a breakfast before teeing off in the 18 hole competition, followed by a three course lunch, raffle and auction. Organisers also welcomed its first ladies team to the competition this year. The team titled ‘Four ’ too home the trophy with ‘Romerils’ and ‘Cambrette’ finishing in second and third place respectively. Prizes were also awarded for the Longest Drive, Nearest to the Pin and Beat the Pro.
Ben Cooke, Chairman of Dominion said;
‘We are very proud to have sponsored the Jersey Hospice Care Golf Day for the last decade and delighted to have hit a fundraising record on this special anniversary year. The event has been a great success over the years and has grown a fantastic reputation in the charity golfing calendar with many familiar faces coming back to play each year. The success of the event is indebted to the hard work and time that the organisers invest into the day.‘
The event has been running for twelve years and has been sponsored by Dominion and Pure Charity Charitable Trust for the past ten. To date the event has raised over £170,000 for Jersey Hospice Care thanks to the generous support of its sponsors and regular golfers.
Pictured: The Dominion Teams with the Golf Day Organisers