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Charity Golf Day Boosts Local Hospice


A charity golf competition at Ruddington Grange Golf Club, organised by Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in in Nottingham, has raised more than £6,000 for the Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Mike Sherwood, wealth partner at Yorkshire Bank, led the way as part of the winning team with Nottinghamshire bowler Paul Franks, former Notts opening batsmen Darren Bicknell and Rob Ullathorne with a score of 81.

That was enough to defeat his Yorkshire Bank colleagues Carl Dickinson, Stan Harrison, Phil Trueman and Russell Kilner while Tony Bostock, John Miles, Neil Singh and Ken Miller from Bostock White finished third.

As well as scooping first prize, Mike led the organising team along with colleague Jo Belton and Charlotte Moore and Rob Ullathorne from Moore Assistance.

Nineteen teams from throughout Nottingham and Derby entered the golf day, raising a total of £3,000 for Nottinghamshire Hospice in Woodborough Road which will be matched pound for pound by Yorkshire Bank.

Rob also claimed the longest drive prize while John Blackman, who was part of the Mercury Packaging team, was nearest the pin.

Mike said: “The day went extremely well apart from the weather since it rained all day but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.

“Thanks to the generosity of local businesses who supplied great prizes for the auction and prize draw, we raised around £3,000 which is tremendous.”

Help the Hospices is the official charity partner of Yorkshire Bank and its sister organisation Clydesdale Bank and is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. They want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life.

In the first year, staff at both banks have raised £390,000 for Help the Hospices and local hospices throughout the UK. All monies raised for Help the Hospices are matched pound for pound by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

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