Charity golf day raises £25,500 for St Margaret's Hospice
In its 22nd year, Long Sutton GC St Margaret's Hospice Charity Golf Day was set up in memory of Mark Royal, with the partnership helping people with life shortening illness.
The event was well attended, with 59 teams of four players turning up to tee off at Long Sutton Golf Club, in Langport. There was also a 'hole in one' tournament, with the winner getting £500 for his team.
Richard Wallace, events manager at St Margaret's Hospice, said: "It is a hugely successful event and that is thanks to the hard work and dedication of the committee at the Long Sutton Golf Club. The success and funds raised over the years in memory of Mark Royal have been a tremendous help and provided much needed care to those who need it at St Margaret's.
"We would like to thank all that played, hole sponsors, club management, and all members and staff that helped on the day."
St Margaret's Hospice is one of the largest charities in the area, caring for those with life-limiting illnesses throughout Somerset and parts of Dorset and Devon.
They provide care free of charge and need to raise around £7.5 million each year to ensure the service can continue. Only 19 per cent of the money they receive comes from the NHS, so they rely heavily on donations and charitable fundraisers.