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 Hospice

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 charities."

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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