Teeing off for Hospice Care

Teeing off for Hospice Care

Caption: Shane Cordial, Shelia Allan, and Irene Aylett with a cheque for £625 for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

The Hawley Arms public house recently held its 13th annual charity golf day, and very generously donated all monies raised to local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, which provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer.

25 competitors entered this year’s event, which was organised by pub regular Shane Cordial, a keen golfer and member of the Hawley Arms Golf Society (aka HAGS). The morning’s golf, which was won by Dave Carroll, was followed by a buffet lunch at the Hawley Arms and a raffle.

“This event is always very popular and had raised over £6,000 since its inception in 2005,” said Bob Allan, publican of the Hawley Arms. “We chose to donate the monies raised to Phyllis Tuckwell this year, as it is a charity which is very close to the hearts of many people in the area, and it has provided care and support for family, friends and many customers over the years.”

“We are very grateful to Shane, Bob and everyone who took part in this golf day,” said Charli Quay-Barnham, Community Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “As the NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, we have to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all our services. £625 could pay for nearly a week’s care from one of our counsellors, helping patients and families with the emotional impact of living with an advanced or terminal illness, and supporting families through bereavement.”

To find out more about Phyllis Tuckwell and the care it offers, visit www.pth.org.uk.