Rollits annual golf day tees up to raise funds for local charities
Proceeds donated to Muscular Dystrophy UK and Dove HouseHospice
Rollits hosted its annual charity golf day at Brough Golf Clubon Thursday 6 July 2017 to raise money for two local charities.
The event raised money for Muscular Dystrophy UK and Dove HouseHospice. Over the years the Rollits golf tournament hasraised more than £125,000 for their chosen charities.
Speaking after the event, Rollits Senior Partner, Richard Fieldsaid: "As we look back on another successful day of fundraising Iwould like to thank all those who enter teams, donate prizes andsponsor holes. Both of our charities carry out important worklocally and every penny raised is greatly appreciated by thecharities."
Pat Coyle, Director of Marketing and Client Relations at Rollitswho organised the event said "Twenty six teams took part in thisyear's tournament, raising over £3,000 for two great localcharities. The winners of this year's competition, with a winningscore of 84 on a countback, was the team from Handelsbanken,Anthony Hutt, Richard Hornby, Mike Stocks and Richard Topham."
Muscular Dystrophy UK leads the fight against muscle disease andprovides free care and support for babies, children and adultsaffected by muscle disease, fund world-class research to findtreatments and cures, provide grants towards equipment and campaignto raise awareness and bring about change.
Brian Deehan, Chairman, East Yorkshire Branch - MuscularDystrophy Campaign said "There are now several drug treatments forsome types of Muscular Dystrophy which are improving and actuallysaving lives. However there is still a long way to go as there areover 70 different types of the disease. Working withClinicians and NHS Commissioners we established, last October, thefirst ever neuromuscular network in this Region to continue thedevelopment of specialist care.
The Rollits Annual Brough Golf Day is now in its 29th year andsuch continuous support is nothing other than amazing."
Dove House Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adultsover 18 years old with a life limiting illness. All of the servicesthe hospice provide are free of charge to patients and theirfamilies. Each year the hospice receives limited funding - the restof the funding comes from the general public and other fundraisinginitiatives within the community.
Jethro Shearring, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Dove Housecomments "Throughout 2017 we are celebrating 25 years since theofficial opening of the hospice on Chamberlain Road. We are deeplyaware that we can only continue to provide our excellent care dueto the support of our local community and events like today's GolfDay. Thanks to the generosity of Rollits, along with those teamstaking part, we are able to add life to days, when days can nolonger be added to life. On behalf of the staff, our patients andtheir families I would like to take the opportunity to thank thePartners at Rollits for once again inviting us to be a part oftheir Golf Day."
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