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A local golf club has raised more than £8,000 for Ashgate Hospice so it can help fund vital care for patients and families across North Derbyshire.
Chatsworth Golf Club nominated the local hospice as its charity of the year in 2020 and over the past 12 months has held a host of fundraising events in support of Ashgate.
The calendar of events culminated in November with a charity golf day which saw men and women’s teams from across Derbyshire and South Yorkshire take part.
The partnership between Ashgate and Chatsworth Golf Club has raised a total of £8,674.40 – a “remarkable” figure which will fund care for patients and families across the county with a life-limiting illness.
Peter Stone, Director of Income Generation at Ashgate Hospice, said: “Everyone at Ashgate is so incredibly grateful to Chatsworth Golf Club and all its members for the hugely generous donation which we’ve recently received.
“Over the past year, our clinical teams have worked around the clock to deliver our care and services to families across North Derbyshire living with a life-limiting illness. In fact, we are one of the few hospices in the UK which has cared for end-of-life patients who have tested positive for COVID.
“The specialist care and support we offer is only possible because of the kind generosity and support of people in our local community.
“I would like to praise and express my sincere gratitude to everyone at Chatsworth Golf Club for raising such a huge amount of money – it will ultimately mean we can be there for the patients and families when they need us most.”
Chatsworth Golf Club, which has around 250 members, saw 40 teams come together to take part in its charity golf day.
The charity also heled a ‘things money can’t buy’ online auction to help boost the amount of money donated to Ashgate. Prizes were donated by the club’s members and the Chatsworth Estate among others.
Charity organiser at the club, Peter Barlow, said: “Ashgate Hospice is well respected across North Derbyshire and with so many of our members having been touched by the hospice’s care, we wanted to support this fantastic charity.
“We understand the challenges that the charity faces due to the amount they must fundraise, so it was great to be able to do our bit to help fund the wonderful care it provides.
“Everyone at Chatsworth Golf Club is absolutely delighted to have been able to make such a significant donation following our year-long partnership with Ashgate.
“I can’t thank enough our members and even teams outside of North Derbyshire, who have supported fundraising events over the past 12 months.
“Without their support, we simply couldn’t have raised this amount of money for such a worthwhile cause.”
Right now, Ashgate Hospice is calling for the urgent support of the community as the charity faces another difficult winter due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and winter flu.
The hospice is asking the community and local businesses to support its Winter Appeal to help it to get through the difficult months ahead – ensuring the hospice can continue to provide compassionate end of life care at a crucial time and support the wider health system as it did last year.
If your local business or sports club is interested in supporting Ashgate Hospice’s Winter Appeal go to: ashgatehospice.org.uk/winter-appeal