Local golf club celebrating fundraising success
Members of Hartlepool Golf Club are celebrating their fundraising success in this year’s Great North Run, in aid of Alice House Hospice, one of the charities nominated by current Captain Neal Thornley.
The Hospice has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the Golf Club, who have supported for many years, through the various Captains, Great North Runners and other initiatives.
This year, the club raised a phenomenal £4,000 from the half marathon event, with money still coming in. Hospice Fundraiser, Greg Hildreth was recently invited to the club for a formal presentation and to meet with Neal and some of the runners.
Joanne Patterson, wife of former captain Kevin Jones completed the run despite fracturing her ankle on the route. She did not realise the severity of her injury until weeks after the run when she was given a leg support and is now thankfully on the road to recovery.
Greg said “The club members are tremendous supporters of the Hospice and it is always a pleasure to meet with them. We have enjoyed incredible warmth and kindness from Neal and many of the former Captains over the years. I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at Alice House to Neal and family, all of the runners and the club members. I’d also like to express our gratitude towards friends and family of the members and wish Joanne a speedy recovery. As ever, all of the money raised will be used to fund specialist care for patients and families affected by incurable illnesses.”
Neal said “Alice House Hospice provides invaluable care to patients in our area. Thanks to the support of our members, friends and family, we hope to help to make a difference.”
If you, your organisation or workplace would like to support the Hospice, you can contact Greg on 01429 855529 or email him at email@example.com