We were delighted to set another fundraising record at our Ingleton Wood Charity Golf Day and raise thousands of pounds of vital funds for Colchester-based St Helena Hospice.
Over 100 clients and contractors swung into action at our popular annual event, which made its long-awaited return at Hintlesham Golf Club following last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic, and together we raised £7,290.52 for the Essex community hospice.
Teams of four competed for a variety of prizes, including ‘nearest the pin’ and ‘longest drive’, with the best three scores on each hole counting towards the final team total.
Despite the restrictions of the past 18 months, an impressive standard of golf including some flamboyant shot-making was on display in the Suffolk countryside.
Basildon-based Millane Contract Services were crowned champions with a four-ball score of 133 points. Ingleton Wood’s A team were runners-up, entering the clubhouse on 129 points.
The 120 attendees were treated to a BBQ and enjoyed a charity raffle with prizes including a premium golf bag, a Colchester United signed football, and Ipswich Town matchday tickets.
Graham Miller, a St Helena Hospice fundraising ambassador, was given a rousing applause after delivering a passionate talk on how the Hospice continued to play an important role throughout the Pandemic for thousands of people in local communities across Essex.
David Cresswell, Managing Partner at Ingleton Wood and a St Helena Hospice Trustee, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised a record-breaking amount of over £7,000 for St Helena Hospice during such challenging times. It will make a big difference and we would like to thank everyone who supported and helped to organise our superb Charity Golf Day.
“It was fantastic to welcome back so many of our clients and contractors after the restrictions of the past 18 months and it was heart-warming to see such a genuine desire from everyone to raise as many funds as possible throughout the day.
“St Helena Hospice provides amazing care and support to local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Like all hospices, they have faced some incredibly difficult challenges during the Pandemic and really need community support now more than ever.”
St Helena Hospice fundraising manager Sarah Wilson said: “We are always overwhelmed by the support we receive from our community and to see this incredible amount raised after such a difficult 18 months is really amazing.
“The money raised at this event could provide care and support to more than 140 families in crisis in the depth of night with a home visit from a SinglePoint nurse. We’re incredibly grateful to Ingleton Wood and all the businesses that took part – thank you.”
Learn more about St Helena Hospice and its community work: www.sthelena.org.uk.
See more photos from the Charity Golf Day on our Instagram page.
Colchester property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood raised a record £7,290.52 for St Helena Hospice at the Practice’s popular annual Charity Golf Day 2021.
L-R: Andrew Collett (Senior Associate and Architect, Ingleton Wood), David Cresswell (Managing Partner, Ingleton Wood, and a St Helena Hospice Trustee), Rachel Joy (Community Fundraiser, St Helena Hospice).