Hankley Golf helps Hospice Care

Just under 100 golfers arrived at Hankley Common’s stunning Golf Club on Tuesday 8th October, to play a round of golf in support of local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. Enjoying a dry and sunny day despite the recent showery weather, the golfers gathered for coffee and bacon rolls before an 8.30am shotgun start commenced play.

Phyllis Tuckwell’s annual Golf Day has been held at Hankley Common for over 20 years now, and this year 23 teams took part, playing a competitive round of golf before heading into the clubhouse for a two-course carvery lunch, and an auction and raffle. A prize-giving followed, which rewarded the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, as well as confirming the winners of the Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive competitions. The winning team were Ollie Lane, Rob Goldfinch, Tim Evans and Simon Brown.

Gemma Jones, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell, was delighted by the success of the event. “We would like to thank Stacey and Hankley Golf Club for hosting the event, the Inner Wheel of Farnham for running a tombola on the day, and the Rotary Club of Farnham for once again supporting the event and for donating some of the auction prizes, as well as all the teams who took part in this fantastic fundraising event,” she said.

The money raised by events such as this Golf Day is vital in supporting the services which Phyllis Tuckwell provides for local people who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. The total amount raised was a fantastic £13,130, which could cover the cost of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Living Well services for over a week. Supporting nearly 600 patients a year, the Living Well team cares for those who need help with every day activities, offering a wide range of support groups, therapies, professional advice and compassionate nursing care, which helps them to cope with the symptoms of their illness and improves their quality of life.

If you would like to find out more about Phyllis Tuckwell’s forthcoming fundraising events, visit www.pth.org.uk/events-diary.

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