Headline Sponsor Secured For Golf Day

Alice House Hospice has revealed that its first sell-out golf day to be held at Hartlepool Golf Club has secured a headline sponsor – there will be an incredible hole-in-one prize up for grabs too.

X-energy, which has sights on helping Teesside become a centre of industrial excellence in the Net Zero age, has got behind the event and will have a team among the 20 fourballs battling it out on Friday, March 22.

Businesses and golf lovers from across the town were quick to support Alice House’s big sporting occasion, and X-energy are looking forward to teeing off.

The leading developer of advanced modular nuclear reactors proposes to provide clean energy and high-quality employment on land adjacent to the existing power station at Seaton Carew.

Hartlepool-born Steve Coates, X-energy’s UK head of operational support, said: “We’re proud to be a part of such a fantastic event and one that will help to raise much-needed funds for Alice House Hospice.

“This is something X-energy was keen to be involved in and we are also looking forward to hearing how our own team performs at Hartlepool Golf Club.

“We’re planning to be a part of the community in Hartlepool and the Tees Valley for decades to come, creating high quality, high paying jobs and work for local firms by producing clean energy from our modern nuclear power plants.

“It is important for us to support such a fantastic charity like Alice House and we are thrilled the event is already being well supported by local businesses.”

There will be a range of prizes for the best performers, a putting challenge, longest drive winner and nearest the pin.

One of the 80 golfers could win £5,000 if they are the first to hit a hole-in-one, a prize organised by Emerald Associates’ financial adviser Harrison Smith, who initially had the idea to have an Alice House golf day at Hartlepool and has also sponsored this additional challenge.

Alice House Hospice provides care and support to people affected by life limiting illness or the death of a loved one in Hartlepool, Tees Valley and East Durham.

It costs over £3.5m to fund these services for one year and Alice House receives just less than 21 per cent of this in Government funding, leaving a shortfall of just under £8,000 to be raised every single day.

Greg Hildreth, Alice House’s business and communications manager, said: “The response to this first event from the golfing community and business sector has been wonderful and we are so pleased that the first event is a sell-out.

“Thanks to X-energy for coming forward as event sponsor; we are looking forward to welcoming them on the day, along with all the teams taking part.

“This kind of support is vital to ensuring sustainable Hospice care for local people. Thanks also to Mark Davies of Hartlepool Golf Club, Paul Fraser of Rephrase, Harrison Smith of Emerald Associates and Simon Corbett from Orangebox Training Solutions for their support with this event.”

The day will begin with coffee and bacon sandwiches before a shotgun start. After the Texas Scramble competition players will return to the clubhouse for a two-course meal, followed by prize giving, a raffle and auction.

There are still a range of sponsorship opportunities available by contacting Greg on

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