Fairway to help

TEE-TIME: Fundraisers from East Bierley Golf Club and sponsors donate money to Martin House Children's Hospice.
TEE-TIME: Fundraisers from East Bierley Golf Club and sponsors donate money to Martin House Children's Hospice.

BIG-hearted golfers from East Bierley Golf Club have raised £3,340 to support Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The hospice was chosen in recognition of the support they provided to a club member and his family when they lost a child following a serious road traffic accident.

The main event was a golf day held in June. The course was donated by the club and the main sponsor for the event was Park House Healthcare managing director Stephen Owens who is a member at the club.

Additional support was given by other club members, local organisations and shops who sponsored tees. Over 20 teams of players enjoyed a day of golf.

The vital funds raised will help Martin House continue with its important work in supporting children, young people and their families.

Jan Kudelnitzky, chairman of the club’s charity committee, said: “We chose Martin House in recognition of the support that was provided to one of our members and his family.

“Following a road traffic accident Martin House provided care and support to the family at a very difficult time.

“This support was greatly appreciated and in recognition of the care and support given at Martin House we are pleased to be able to support the continued work of staff and volunteers at Martin House with the proceeds of this year’s charity day.”

Hospice community fundraiser Sarah Tarpey said: “We’d like to thank the charity committee for all their hard work and all the golfers and companies for getting involved, also East Bierley Golf Club for supporting such a fantastic event and for presenting us with such a generous donation today.

“Martin House can only continue with its important work thanks to money raised from events like this. We continue to need more people and golfers like East Bierley Golf Club to support us.”