A cheque for £1,500 was presented by Ray Pearson, front, centre left, chairman of the Grimsby Business Generation Group, to Angela Greenfield, St Andrew's Hospice fundraiser at Laceby Manor Golf Club, as other members look on. The money was raised during a charity golf day at the club last month.
A CHARITY golf day swung into action to raise a cool £1,500 for Grimsby's St Andrew's Hospice.
Members of the Grimsby Business Generation Group teed off at Laceby Manor Golf Club for the largest event in the group's seven-year history.
A total of 22 teams took part in the competition, which organisers now hope to turn into an annual event.
The tournament was won by a team from Howdens Joinery, although the £10,000 prize for achieving a hole-in-one sadly went unclaimed.
After tackling the course, competitors lunched on fish and chips, raising a total of £1,500 for the hospice's Building On Care appeal.
The Grimsby Business Generation Group is represented by owners of trade businesses, including joinery, plumbing and electrical firms, solicitors, estate agents, accountants and driving instructors, and meets every week at the golf club for it business breakfasts.
"We looked for a charity that is local and the hospice is one which is close to the hearts of our members.
"We would like to thank Roger Burnett and his staff at Laceby Manor Golf Club for hosting the golf day, which we hope to make an annual event.
"We would also like to thank Mally Campbell, Adam Bell, Bob Reynolds and Steve Pickett for their help on the day."
As previously reported, the hospice site in Peaks Lane is currently being rebuilt in a £6.5 million project. The appeal was launched to raise £2.5 million of that total with the public's help.
The hospice is the Telegraph's charity of the year for 2014.
Hospice representative Lauren Alexander said: "We are absolutely thrilled at the support the group gives us – not only through this event, but ongoing, too.
"We send our grateful thanks to everyone involved, and particularly to those who spent a day on the course with the hospice in mind."
Sponsors of the event included: Nunns of Grimsby, Classic Cars, Newby Leisure, Abey Furnishings, North Lincs Tyres, Tony Diable Roofing, BCJ Construction, John Clark Repairs, R Wardle Butchers, CJ Powder Coatings Ltd, Howden Joinery, Albert Darnell Ltd and Mr and Mrs Todd.
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