Rollits annual golf day tees up to raise funds for local charities
Winners - the team from Handelsbanken
Proceeds donated to Muscular Dystrophy UK and Dove House
Rollits hosted its annual charity golf day at Brough Golf Club
on Thursday 6 July 2017 to raise money for two local charities.
The event raised money for Muscular Dystrophy UK and Dove House
Hospice. Over the years the Rollits golf tournament has
raised more than £125,000 for their chosen charities.
Speaking after the event, Rollits Senior Partner, Richard Field
said: "As we look back on another successful day of fundraising I
would like to thank all those who enter teams, donate prizes and
sponsor holes. Both of our charities carry out important work
locally and every penny raised is greatly appreciated by the
Pat Coyle, Director of Marketing and Client Relations at Rollits
who organised the event said "Twenty six teams took part in this
year's tournament, raising over £3,000 for two great local
charities. The winners of this year's competition, with a winning
score 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 and
provides free care and support for babies, children and adults
affected by muscle disease, fund world-class research to find
treatments and cures, provide grants towards equipment and campaign
to raise awareness and bring about change.
Brian Deehan, Chairman, East Yorkshire Branch - Muscular
Dystrophy Campaign said "There are now several drug treatments for
some types of Muscular Dystrophy which are improving and actually
saving lives. However there is still a long way to go as there are
over 70 different types of the disease. Working with
Clinicians and NHS Commissioners we established, last October, the
first ever neuromuscular network in this Region to continue the
development of specialist care.
The Rollits Annual Brough Golf Day is now in its 29th year and
such continuous support is nothing other than amazing."
Dove House Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adults
over 18 years old with a life limiting illness. All of the services
the hospice provide are free of charge to patients and their
families. Each year the hospice receives limited funding - the rest
of the funding comes from the general public and other fundraising
initiatives within the community.
Jethro Shearring, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Dove House
comments "Throughout 2017 we are celebrating 25 years since the
official opening of the hospice on Chamberlain Road. We are deeply
aware that we can only continue to provide our excellent care due
to the support of our local community and events like today's Golf
Day. Thanks to the generosity of Rollits, along with those teams
taking part, we are able to add life to days, when days can no
longer be added to life. On behalf of the staff, our patients and
their families I would like to take the opportunity to thank the
Partners at Rollits for once again inviting us to be a part of
their Golf Day."
Posted on: 07/07/2017
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