Celebrities join forces to support Princess Alice Hospice
Charity Golf Day at Burhill Golf Club in aid of Princess Alice Hospice
For the past six years Annette and Paul Jones have organised a charity Golf Day at Burhill Golf Club, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames in aid of Princess Alice Hospice.
They’ve been organising events for 18 years, but started fundraising for the Hospice after meeting stuntman Rocky Taylor who lives close to the Hospice in Esher.
Retired professional footballer, Paul, who played for Southampton, Wolves and Liverpool, has many celebrity friends willing to join in to help raise the profile of the event.
Famous guests included former professional footballer Razor Ruddock, former boxer John Conteh and Moody Blues bass player and vocalist, John Lodge, who has recently released a new album, The Royal Affair and After.
The day started with golfing teams, each with their own celebrity, teeing off against each other for the winner’s spot. The day was followed by an evening of dinner, fun and games, all hosted by famous comedian and local resident, Bobby Davro.
This year’s event proved so popular that the evening celebrations were moved to a larger venue, Brooklands Hotel, to accommodate the number of supporters.
The fundraiser raised £8,500 for the Hospice, which is double the amount raised in previous years. Annette suggested this was because events have been so limited during the pandemic which made everyone keener than ever to get involved.
Annette said, “We really enjoy organising the events, we’ve met some lovely people over the years and it’s always a good day. Having the celebrities attend creates lots of excitement with everybody wanting to be in their teams.”
Corporate Partnerships and Events Lead at the Hospice, Claire Woodward, said, “It was lovely to see so many people having fun after the year we’ve all had and we’re so grateful to Annette, Paul and of course Rocky for all they do for the Hospice.”
Rocky, who is now filming Death in Paradise in Guadalupe after finishing Mission Impossible, added, “The event is always good fun and this year it was great to be back after having to cancel last year. I’m really pleased the amount raised has increased this year too, it’s a hard time for charities so this is really great news”
Rocky Taylor, John Lodge and Bobby Davro visited the Hospice to present the cheque to Claire Woodward (top photo).
If you’d like to organise your own event to support the Hospice, you can find information and ideas on the website here – https://www.pah.org.uk/how-you-can-help/do-your-own-thing/
More Information About Princess Alice Hospice
Princess Alice Hospice: For Compassion. For Excellence. For People. For Living.
Princess Alice Hospice has, for more than 30 years, provided free, high-quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex.
Today, at any one time, Hospice nurses, doctors and other specialist staff are looking after more than 800 people in need.
The Hospice’s mission is to reach out to even more people by delivering outstanding care to those that need it. To enable us to do this, we will rely on the commitment and support of our communities who help us to raise vital funds.
£10.1 million is needed each year to provide these vital and much-needed services. With limited NHS funding, 76% must be generated by fundraising, retail operations, donations and legacies.
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