£10,000 – a real “hole in one” for Pilgrims Hospices
Boughton Golf Club’s ladies and men’s 2012 captains, Jayne Bray and Terry Scott-Kilvert, decided to work together for their respective captaincy year and “go local” with their choice of charity for the year.
Pilgrims Hospices was the very fortunate beneficiary to the tune of £10, 366 which Jayne and Terry presented to Regional Fundraising Manager, Deborah Kellond, on Tuesday. The pair were really pleased that they had been able to raise so much money which exceeded previous recent years of fundraising at the club.
The secret of their success was a packed calendar of both golfing and social events and by working jointly for one cause, they could make a bigger impact during their term as captains. The calendar included a coffee morning, quiz night, Christmas bazaar & an Autumn ball with dancing to the sounds of popular local band, Hullaballoo. Club member, Steve Wells, organised his own charity golf day and added his £1700 to the captains’ total which they were delighted with.
“It was hard work and pretty stressful at times, said Jayne, but we made sure that the members knew what we had planned for the year early and we were always accessible and available to chat about what we were planning. We had some tremendous help from some fellow members who really rallied round to support us”.
Terry added, “The weather was not kind to golfers last year and we had to postpone our Captain’s Drive in because of the snow plus rain stopped play on many occasion! We would like to thank everyone at Boughton Golf Club and their friends and families who supported our year. We really enjoyed it and are so pleased that we have been able to raise this money for a local charity like Pilgrims”.
“This is a tremendous amount of money which I did not expect at all and has far exceeded everyone’s expectations. It is testament to the hard work that Jayne and Terry put into their captaincy year and to the support that they had. I also I believe that the work that we do at Pilgrims touches so many local people and they understand how much their fundraising efforts means to us”.
Pilgrims Hospices is an independent charity rooted in the local east Kent community and provides care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and support for their carers and families. The money that Jayne and Terry have raised will pay for over 500 hours of nursing care in the hospices in Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet and also in patients’ own homes. Pilgrims Hospices currently need to raise in excess of £9.5million per year to keep their services running.