Golf, rowing and dance all add to hospice funds

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Sheffield golfers raised £4,500 for St Luke’s Hospice when they teed off at Dore and Totley Golf Club for the annual Mercury Taxis Golf Day.

A record number of team entries saw more than 100 players taking part in the day, which hit a new fundraising record for the event.

The winners were the team from The George pub at Woodhouse, with Kong media in second place and The Ball pub of Crookes coming third.

More than150 people then attended a presentation evening at Napoleon’s Casino in Ecclesall Road, where there was a raffle and auction as well as entertainment from the Sheffield Ladies Harmony Group.

“This was a fantastic achievement and we are delighted the day went so well,” said St Luke’s Corporate Fundraising Manager Matt Clarke.

“A donation of £4,500 means so much to the lives of St Luke’s patients and their families and we are extremely grateful to Mercury Taxis for their continued support for everything we do at the hospice.”

Meanwhile The University of Sheffield students’ union has raised around £4,000 for Sheffield’s only hospice in the last two years - with challenges including an 18-hour rowathon, a 10k Pain Barrier challenge, and a display of Strictly style Latin and ballroom skills.

Now the University Medical Society has selected St Luke’s as its charity of the year. Hospice Community Fundraising Manager Clare Robinson said: “The students’ union really does make an enormous impact.”