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Charity golf day raises over £9,000 for local hospice

Cheque presentation at the Royal Oak, Scotby

An annual charity golf day has raised over £9,000 to help the care, support and activities provided at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

On Friday 9 September, golfers from the local community took part in the annual Royal Oak Scotby Golf Day in aid of the hospice. This year’s event raised £9,360 as fundraisers enjoyed a round of golf, meal, raffle and auction at the Royal Oak. The amount raised in aid of Eden Valley Hospice in a culmination of a number of fundraising events held throughout the year and bring the total raised for the local charity since 2002 to over £71,545.

The organisers would like to thank all of the local businesses and people who support the event each year, including a special thanks to our main sponsors Carwhinley Cars and Appletons of Carlisle, and Fred Holliday for his birthday gift donations, along with everybody who took pas or made a donation.

The money raised will be used to purchase a wide range of items from the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw wish list, including arts and crafts cupboards, a rise and recline chair, a stand aid, plus much more.

Year on year it costs the local charity over £3.7 million to provide the care, support and activities to local adults and children with life limiting illnesses. Approximately 28% of the funding is received from the NHS with the remaining £2million raised by the kindness support and generosity of the local community.

If you would like to find out more information about fundraising in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw please visit www.edenvalleyhospice.org or contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 817613.