Sunny golf raises thousands for St Barnabas
A great day of charity golf in bright sunshine raised £2,434 for St Barnabas House as teams representing CNC and solicitors Bennett Griffin competed for a new trophy.
More than 60 guests — mostly customers of CNC and Bennett Griffin – attended the annual charity event at the Singing Hills Golf Course in Albourne.
Before teeing off, bacon rolls and tea and coffee were served and CNC’s Graham Lind and Steve Hollamby from Bennett Griffin welcomed their guests.
Each player made a donation of £10 to take part in a number of golfing competitions including nearest to the pin and the straightest drive on various holes. The teams played for points but there were prizes for the best individual scores. Top prize was a £250 holiday voucher.
At the end of a sweltering day of golf, a delicious two-course carvery was served in the clubhouse and the trophy was presented to the winning team, Bennett Griffin. Steve and Graham also presented two cheques to the chief executive of St Barnabas House, Hugh Lowson.
Hugh said: “St Barnabas House is truly grateful to CNC, Bennet Griffin and their guests for their wonderful support.
“We are providing specialist end-of-life care to over 1,500 patients and their families each year, both in the hospice and in patient’s own homes. We can only provide this care thanks to the continued support of our community and events like this. A huge thank you to CNC and Bennett Griffin from all at St Barnabas.”
Gary Jowett from CNC added: “Each year the trophy will be inscribed with the name of the winning team so that’s even more incentive for us to brush up our golfing skills for next year. A big thank you to all our guests for helping to make this third charity golf day such a success so that we can continue to support the essential work St Barnabas does.”