Golf day proves to be a lucky break
IT was a day to remember for one golfer who took part in a charity day recently in aid of Grove House. For the player at the event at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden twisted his ankle during the morning round and carried on playing, completing the
IT was a day to remember for one golfer who took part in a charity day recently in aid of Grove House.
For the player at the event at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden twisted his ankle during the morning round and carried on playing, completing the afternoon round, before going off for an x-ray.
That was when he found he had been playing with a broken ankle all day - and he ended up in plaster for six weeks.
The golf day, now in its fifth year, was organised by Mike Hodge, a customs consultant from Harpenden, and his wife Sarah. Seventy two golfers from all over the country took part and raised �6,500 for the St Albans day hospice.
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Mike said: "We were very lucky to have a glorious sunny day. The course was in magnificent condition thanks to the efforts of the green keepers."
During the evening guests were entertained by a magician through dinner followed by an auction with prizes donated by local business including John Curtis Estate Agents, Harpenden Windows, Taylor Walton Solicitors, Harpenden Building Society and Deloitte's Accountants who sponsored the magician.
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Over the past five years the golf day has raised over �36,000 for the hospice. Community fundraiser Liz Hizli said: "We are very grateful to Mike and Sarah for their continued generous support.
"In this difficult economic climate, it is more important than ever that we continue to maximise our income so that we can carry on providing our vital services to local people with cancer and life-threatening illness."
Mike is already planning next year's event which will be on May 20, 2010. To organise a fundraising event to help the hospice call Liz on 01727 731008 or email@example.com