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Teeing off at Old Thorns for children’s hospice

Wednesday 28 June 2017

On Friday 2 June, 11 teams made up of companies from across Sussex and South East Hampshire teed off at Hampshire’s leading golf club, Old Thorns, in aid of Chestnut Tree House.32. OldThorns3

The teams – consisting of existing and new charity supporters – played 18 holes of golf before enjoying a celebratory dinner in the Kenwood Suite and a performance by British Classical Crossover Soprano Keedie Green.

The day raised over £4,000.

The golf day was sponsored by long-term supporters, construction company Willmott Dixon, who also had a team taking part in the event. Other teams included the Coppin family, LJW Enterprises and JMS Wealth Management.

Attendees on the day included professional footballers, Paul Jones, Paul Walsh and Luther Blissett, and Big Brother 2016 winner, Jason Burrill. The Coppin family took first place overall.

Collections throughout the day, plus a ‘Heads and Tails’ competition at dinner, an auction and a silent auction, all contributed to the fundraising total.

Hugh L32. OldThorns1owson, CEO of Chestnut Tree House spoke at the celebratory dinner about the specialist care services provided by the charity and to thank people for their support; and Nurse Louise Borton outlined the vital work carried out by the community care team, helping life-limited children and their families in their own homes.

Hugh Lowson said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support Chestnut Tree House at our first Old Thorns Golf Day, especially event sponsors, Willmott Dixon.

“Chestnut Tree House is currently caring for over 300 children with life-shortening conditions across Sussex and South East Hampshire and the cost of this care is more than £3.5 million per year,” Hugh explained.

“With less than 7% of our funding coming from central government we rely on fundraising events like these to continue to offer care to local children and their families, both at the hospice and out in the community.”

The next Golf Day is taking place on Friday 29 September at East Sussex National Golf Course.

For more information or to register a team, contact Terrina Barnes on 01903 871846 or email corporate@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk.