Posted: Sun 25th Sep 2022

Charity Golf Day raises a fantastic £9,500 for children’s hospices for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 25th, 2022

An annual charity golf day in aid of Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices proved a big-hit this year with a sell-out field of 22 teams.

A total of 88 players took to Llandudno’s Maesdu course in a ‘shotgun’ start at noon on Thursday, with everybody in high spirits.

Foursomes from local businesses and golf clubs all chipped-in and the day saw a stunning £9,500 Being raised through the entry fees and post-game dinner and raffle – all of which will go directly to help local children and families who are facing the toughest of times.

The Hope House Ty Gobaith fundraising team of (L-R) Andy Everley, Hannah Robinson, Vanessa Marubbi and Sarah Ritchie

After a warm welcome in the clubhouse, proceedings got underway as Maesdu past-captain, Andrew Roberts sounded the horn.

Regular competitors Clogau Gold fielded a team that included Retail Operations Manager, Sion Duffy, who said: “We do a lot of work with the hospices and it’s always a pleasure to come for this great day out.

Main sponsors: The team representing Ash Waste Services of Wrexham

“We all really enjoy the competition and atmosphere, but most of all are really proud to be supporting a cause that is so important to many families in our community.”

Making the trip over from Mile End golf club in Oswestry were the ‘Hackers’, a group of friends who regularly tee-off together.

Steve Lewis from the Hackers, said: “There’s only one winner in this game, and that’s the hospices.

“I live fairly close to Hope House, and it’s a pleasure to know that we are helping such a worthwhile cause.”

Digging for gold: Sion Duffy and the Clogau Gold team

After such a successful return to full-strength following the pandemic period, event organiser and Hope House Tŷ Gobaith fundraiser, Vanessa Marubbi said: “We thank all our super supporters from the bottom of our hearts for signing-up to the golf day and making it such a success.

“It is a highlight in our calendar and we couldn’t have done it without our generous main sponsor ASH Waste Services.

“Once again Maesdu Golf Club have pulled out all the stops and helped us put on another great day.

“We’re so grateful to them.”

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