A charity golf day organised by members of the Zoë’s Place Business Group has raised £10,000 for the hospice.
It was third time lucky for the 4 Ball Better-Ball event, at Coventry Golf Club, which had originally been due to take place in the summer of last year.
Due to Covid the event was rescheduled for July 1st this year – the 10th anniversary of the hospice opening its doors – but was again postponed due to ongoing restrictions.
Nineteen teams took part in the event – a mixture of individuals, club members and corporate companies.
Proceeds raised will help provide palliative, respite and end-of-life care for babies and children up to the age of five with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.
Organiser Martin Sutliff is Head PGA Professional at Coventry Golf Club and a member of Zoë’s Place Business Group. He said the event proved so popular the golf club has already pencilled in a date for another golf day in aid of Zoë’s Place next year.
He said: “The Club is proud to host this fantastic event – the second of its kind - on behalf of Zoë’s Place. The hospice is an excellent cause and the players were excited to be able to support it.
“The first event, held in 2019, raised £6,000 and it was always our ambition to smash through that target this time around, especially as we were unable to host the same event last year. We are delighted with the support received and how much it raised. It was a wonderful day.”
The event was won by a team led by former Coventry City physio Neil Sillett and former midfielder Dave Phillips.
A silent auction held at the event raised £1,920 including £1,245 alone for the top prize of a Four-Ball at the exclusive JCB Golf and Country Club in Uttoxeter.