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St Catherine’s Golf Society raise £29,000

The St Catherine’s Hospice Golf Society are celebrating after a record-breaking year raising more than £29,000 for their local hospice.

Despite the difficulties of COVID, the St Catherine’s Golf Society has held six golf days at popular local courses, including Hever Castle, Woodcote Park, Cottesmore, Betchworth Park and Tandridge Golf Club. The Tandridge Golf day even saw one member who has retired to Denmark fly back to attend the event.

The six golf days attracted 603 keen golfers, many of whom attended more than one event

The society, which has been running for 21 years, raised the incredible £29,000 by mainly holding auctions which mostly took place online, raffles at events and on the day golf challenges plus other bits and pieces.

Felicity Parsons, Fundraiser at St Catherine’s said,

“We’re overwhelmed with the incredible amount the golf society has raised for our hospice. They have always been loyal supporters of St Catherine’s, dedicated to supporting those we care for, but have exceeded their previous fundraising in a year that has been unprecedentedly hard. This incredible donation will make such a difference during a year that many of our own hospice events have had to be cancelled. We can’t thank them enough”

Duncan Ponikwer and Dave Owen said,

“It’s been a pleasure to support St Catherine’s via the golf society for over 21 years now. The team at the hospice have continued to care and support people who needed it most during the pandemic and they have adapted and responded to every challenge that has been thrown their way. We’d like to thank everybody who has supported our golf events and help us raise these vital funds. We’re already looking forward to a full calendar of events next year and we would welcome any new golfers to join us. We’re a friendly bunch who love golfing for such a good cause”

Future golf society events include:

· Hever Castle – Wednesday 20 April 2022
· Woodcote Park – Wednesday 22 June 2022
· Cottesmore – Golf plus Anniversary Dinner Dance – Friday 8 July 2022
· Betchworth Park – Monday 19 September 2022
· Tandridge – Wednesday 16 November 2022

To register your interest for a future golf day or to find out more please contact stcathsgolf@gmail.com or to make a donation to support our hospice please visit our donate page or call 01293 447361.

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