Crawley hospice receives £11k cheque from Copthorne Golf Club

Copthorne Golf Club gives St Catherine's Hospice more than ?11,000 following a year of fundraising (L-R Darren Bagnall (Men's captain) and Sue Walkden (Ladies captain) presenting their cheque to Gabi, St Catherine's Events and Community Fundraising Manager - picture submitted 4N-8hfqw5xw8AvM7P0oU
Copthorne Golf Club gives St Catherine's Hospice more than ?11,000 following a year of fundraising (L-R Darren Bagnall (Men's captain) and Sue Walkden (Ladies captain) presenting their cheque to Gabi, St Catherine's Events and Community Fundraising Manager - picture submitted 4N-8hfqw5xw8AvM7P0oU
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Copthorne Golf Club has handed St Catherine’s Hospice a cheque for more than £11,000 after a year of fundraising.

The Crawley hospice was delighted to receive the £11,166.27 from the club after members chose it as the beneficiary of their year long fundraising activities.

Men’s captain Darren Bagnall and ladies’ captain Sue Walkden from Copthorne Golf Club raised the impressive sum by hosting various socials throughout the year including race and quiz nights, raising money at the Captain’s weekend and asking members to contribute to the Captain’s charity fund at every golf event.

Darren said: “For me, St Catherine’s was a natural charity to align with.

“The hospice has touched lots of our golf club member’s lives. We’ve had members themselves who’ve been cared for there and members whose relatives have received care.

“We’re really pleased to be able to donate such a fantastic amount to a charity close to our hearts.”

Every day, it costs St Catherine’s over £17,000 to provide all their care services.

With less than a third of their income coming from the NHS, the hospice relies on the generosity and support of their local community so the fundraising efforts of organisations like Copthorne Golf Club are invaluable in helping the hospice to continue to provide end of life care for terminally ill people and their family and friends in the community.

This seven-days-a-week service involves nurses providing care in people’s homes and giving outpatients access to the hospice’s day centre.

They also support patients with physiotherapy, counselling and work with ministers and faith leaders to help with spiritual welfare.

Sarah Achucarro, corporate fundraiser at St Catherine’s said: “On behalf of everyone at St Catherine’s, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Copthorne Golf Club for their amazing year round support.

“The money they’ve raised is enough to fund an entire day of care on both our inpatient unit and in our day hospice, where patients benefit from wellbeing sessions, so will make a real difference to people at a difficult time.

£We’re very grateful for their support.”

For more information about supporting St Catherine’s visit www.stch.org.uk