A Lichfield company’s charity golf day has raised a tee-rific £4,774 in aid of St Giles Hospice.
The event, hosted by Logan Khan, Practice Director at The Boss Partnership based in Lichfield, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham, took place at the JCB Golf & Country Club, near Uttoxeter, on Monday, 20th September.
Logan’s friend and golf club member Steve Withers, Chief Executive of Burton on Trent-based Herongrange Group Ltd, donated tickets for the event. Steve also provided tickets for another golf day in aid of St Giles hosted by his brother Paul, Managing Director of Tamworth car dealer AW Carhouse, on Monday, 6th September.
Logan’s mother Vivian spent her final days at St Giles Hospice in 2019 after she was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Paul and Steve both knew Vivian who, Logan said, had received ‘world-class care’ at St Giles.
Logan said: “At St Giles the staff really understand the meaning of end-of-life care and they work so hard to make you five-star comfortable. The staff there were all marvellous, and members of staff gave my mum as much love as my sister Rachel and I could have. They were incredible.
“After the last turbulent 18 months when charities have been so badly hit by the pandemic, this has been our first opportunity to fundraise for St Giles and I’m so grateful to my friends Steve and Paul for supporting this charity.”
Steve added: “Herongrange’s charity golf days have together raised a grand total of £10,058 for St Giles Hospice. This is an incredible amount and resounding success, and I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to our partners and to everyone who attended and donated for making this possible.
“St Giles Hospice is a charity that has great significance to the Withers family, and we have proudly supported them for a number of years now. They provide such vital services and support for families and individuals when it is needed most, and I am humbled by the important work they do.”
Samantha Storey, Regional Fundraising Manager at St Giles, which cares for patients who are living with a terminal illness and supports their families, said the hospice was very grateful for the fundraising efforts of all three companies and their guests.
She said: “We would like to thank Logan, Steve and Paul so much for organising these fantastic events and thank everybody who took part for their incredible generosity. We really couldn’t carry on providing the care services we offer to local families without the kindness of our community and the support of our local businesses.
“The money they have raised will make a huge difference to the lives of the patients and families we care for. It costs £676 to fund 24 hours of hospice care for a patient at the end of their life. If any other local businesses would like to organise an event in aid of St Giles Hospice we would be delighted to hear from them.”
PICTURE CAPTION: (From left) Logan Khan, Samantha Storey, Steve Withers and Paul Withers; players on the charity golf day.