Golf­ing for Hospice

Rotorua Weekender - - Arts Corner -

Craigs In­vest­ment Part­ners has been or­gan­is­ing the Hospice Golf Clas­sic for the past nine years.

The event has grown each year and last Fri­day 32 teams of four took to the green and $17,700 was raised for Ro­torua Com­mu­nity Hospice.

Ro­torua Hospice chief ex­ec­u­tive Jonathon Hag­ger says it was fan­tas­tic to see so many peo­ple tee­ing off for Hospice, and the funds raised help sup­port more than 420 pa­tients in Hospice care each year.

“It was a fun day on the course, the rain held off and ev­ery­one got into the spirit of the day.”

Craigs In­vest­ment Part­ners chief or­gan­iser James Twist was thrilled with the turnout.

“A big thank you to all play­ers, and es­pe­cially the busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als that do­nated prizes, auc­tion items, the raf­fle item, plus the hole spon­sors all of which without their sup­port we sim­ply would not be able to hold the event.”

As well as an 18 round hole of golf, en­trants were treated to a light sup­per, char­ity auc­tion and some team prizes.

Craigs In­vest­ment Part­ners and Ro­torua Hospice thanked all the par­tic­i­pants, spon­sors and the dona­tions made to make the event pos­si­ble.

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(From left) Tom Davies, John Mcrae, Gary Her­bert and Ngahi Bi­dois have a great day of golf.

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Ro­torua Hospice fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing man­ager Nicola Small­wood (right) and reg­is­tered nurse Colleen Jones have a set of wheels for the fundraiser.

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