Golf Day on target for fairways

Fans of the fairway are invited to join Martin House Children’s Hospice as its Golf Day returns this September.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 1:45 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd July 2021, 3:36 pm

Martin House Golf Day takes place at Wetherby Golf Course on Friday September 3, and there are still places available for teams to take part.

Maddie Bentley, event fundraiser at Martin House, said: “After missing last year, we’re so excited to be back, and we’ve made our golf day bigger and better than ever to celebrate.”

Teams of four will enjoy a breakfast sandwich before heading off for a round of golf, with halfway house refreshments.

There will also be a variety of extra games they can sign up for, including nearest the line, nearest the pin and a chipping competition.

It will be followed by a drinks reception and three-course dinner at the clubhouse – hosted by ITV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood – along with prize giving and an auction.

Maddie added: “Our golf day has always been popular, but this year we’re pushing the boat out to make both the golf and evening reception the best they’ve ever been.

“This is an ideal event for a group of friends, family or a team-building day for colleagues, and at the same time support a local charity which cares for seriously ill children and their families.”

Martin House cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire, with care including planned respite, emergency or symptom control care, end of life care and bereavement support.

It relies on fundraising and donations for nearly 90 per cent of its £9 million a year running costs, with income hit by the effects of the pandemic.

Maddie said: “We’re hoping our golf day will be a big fundraiser for Martin House, and we’d like to thank our headline sponsor Retail Response for its support, which means more of the money raised will go to providing care to families.”

It costs £300 for teams of four to sign up for the day, and they are asked to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.

There is also the opportunity to sponsor a hold for £50.

For more information and to sign up to the event at www.martinhouse.org.uk/golfday.