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Golf Day Smashes Target

Our annual Golf Day on Monday 14th October at The Grove Hotel and Golf Course, Watford, smashed its target and raised over £44,000. Some 100 people – local and national businesses, as well as individual supporters, took part in the competitive event, sponsored by Ricoh UK & Ireland, with team, men’s and women’s competitions.

Alisha Bowell spoke to competitors on the day to highlight the importance of their support as she shared her own experiences with Peace Hospice Care. Alisha received support from the Hospice after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, and in 2013 her father was cared for in our Inpatient Unit after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Phil Keoghan, CEO of Ricoh UK & Ireland, said: “My congratulations to Peace Hospice Care and The Grove for organising an outstanding Golf Day, I know it was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part, and of course we were very proud to support. Ricoh was built on a culture of care, and a passionate commitment to corporate responsibility has been woven into our DNA since Ricoh was founded in 1936.  Having lived in the Bushey/Watford area all my life, it’s been fantastic to see first-hand the wonderful work its people do to improve the quality of life for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness.”

Gemma Norris, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Peace Hospice Care, said: “It never ceases to amaze me how kind and generous local businesses and individuals are. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who attended on the day and we were honoured to have former horse racing jockey, Sir A P McCoy amongst this year’s teams who congratulated us on a great event. A special thank you to Ricoh UK & Ireland for sponsoring the event for a second year running. Thanks also to our amazing hole sponsors, prize donors, The Grove and Alisha Bowell for sharing her personal story at the event.”

Winners on the day were:

– Team Winners: West Watford Golfing Society

– Men’s Individual: Chris Kalli

– Women’s Individual: Diane Merrill

To register your interest in our next Golf Day, please email fundraising@peacehospicecare.org.uk. For more information about our charity fundraising events taking place throughout the year, please see our events calendar.