Published on: Monday 05 Jun 2023 at 10:16
Fundraisers smash £8,000 target with first event!
On Monday 15th May 2023 Graham Ellis Associates, a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in Harlow, hosted their inaugural Golf Day in aid of West Essex and East Herts charity, St Clare Hospice.
In its first year, the Graham Ellis Golf Day raised a total of more than £11,000 in vital funding for St Clare Hospice. That’s enough to fund more than 11 weeks of night sitting home visits by a Hospice at Home nursing assistant. Having a night sitter to stay with a patient overnight can be an absolute lifeline for people with a life-limiting condition, and their family, who are often caring for them round the clock. It means their family can get a good night’s sleep, knowing their loved one is being cared for.
Hosted at the Canons Brook Golf Club, the event saw 72 golfers and a further 20 lunch guests turn up in support of the Hastingwood-based hospice. On the day, teams enjoyed a pleasant day of golf in the sunshine, followed by lunch, a raffle and auction with fantastic prizes.
Graham Ellis BEM, Senior Partner of Graham Ellis Associates, commented:
“We are very proud to have hosted this inaugural charity golf day for St Clare Hospice, which is such a worthy cause. Our target was to raise £8K ,which is the daily cost of running the Hospice and with the help of all those who attended the event – we smashed it!”
St Clare Hospice’s Head of Relationship Fundraising, Amy Winehouse, said: “We’re so grateful for the support of Graham Ellis Associates and £11,000 raised in one day is an incredible amount. It is with thanks to the generosity of people in our community that we are able to do what we do, so the support of Graham Ellis Associates is absolutely invaluable to us. Once again, a huge well done to them for organising this amazing event, and thank you so much to everyone who made it happen.”
Host your own event
If you have been inspired to host a charity event in your local community for St Clare Hospice, please contact St Clare’s Fundraising Team on 01279 773750 or email Ellie Gale on email@example.com