26 July 2016

Golf Days raise amazing amount

Rennie Grove Hospice Care has benefited from numerous Golf Days this year, somePeter Murphy's team being annual fixtures on its fundraising calendar and some offering new additions to its income.

The marvellous Mike Hodge held his annual golf day back in May at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden.  Community Fundraising Manager, Nicola MacKinnon, said: “We are indebted to Mike for his ongoing support. We’ve just had the cheque in for his 2016 event and it’s a fantastic £13,000 – enough to fund a specialist nurse for more than three months.” 

In total, Mike’s popular golf days have raised more than £100,000 for Rennie Grove, which could fund one of the charity’s nurses for three years.  Captain Chris Westcott at Aldwickbury Park has adopted Rennie Grove as Charity of the Year.  As part of its fundraising the club is even catering for those who prefer to follow the game from the comfort of their own sofa with its Fantasy Golf League! 

As well as Mike’s yearly event, other supporters in Herts have continued to host Golf Days for Rennie Grove.  Volunteer Steve Toms organised the second annual ‘Tomsie’s Charity Golf Day’ at Whipsnade Park Golf Club which raised £7,600.

London Colney estate agents Oliver & Akers held their first Charity Golf Day for Rennie Grove, raising more than £2,000.    

Rennie Grove also hosted its own inaugural golf event on Monday July 11 at Brocket Hall.  Rated as one of the top 100 golf courses in England, the par 73 Palmerston course saw more than 70 golfers take to its immaculate, undulating greens in the stunning parkland of one of England’s finest stately homes, raising £12,000.

Nicola added: “Thanks to all our golfers and their clubs for some fantastic fundraising events this summer.”

For details of forthcoming golf events visit www.renniegrove.org/golf