Hartlepool Golf Club Captain Neal Thornley has ended his captaincy on a high, celebrating a year of fundraising success for Alice House Hospice and MacMillan Cancer Care, both of whom were his nominated charities for the year.
Over the last 12 months, Neal and fellow club members generated an incredible £21,000 with £10,000 each going to Alice House and MacMillan and £1,000 to be split between the Lady Captain’s charities.
Alice House Hospice Corporate Partners, Seymour Civil Engineering are backing a staff member in his pledge to raise £2,500 for the local charity by taking part in this year’s London Marathon.
Alan Robson, a Planning Engineer at Seymours is currently in training for the half marathon, having previously take part in the Great North Run and other running events for the Hospice.
Fundraisers and runners are already preparing for this year’s Great North Run on 9 September and Alice House is appealing for people to get involved.
The Hospice initially receives 25 charity places which have now been allocated. In addition to this, they look to recruit runners who have successfully sourced themselves a running place through the ballot system and would like to support by raising sponsorship.
Local man John Gough and his family, including partner Ann Bates, are celebrating a decade of fundraising for Alice House Hospice in memory of John’s late brother and sister.
The annual Liam Gough memorial night, which also pays tribute to Angela O’Hara is held every November in Hartlepool’s Rovers Quoit Club and has now raised over £21,233 to support patients and their families who are affected by incurable illnesses and cared for by Alice House. 2017’s event marked the 10th year of the event and fittingly proved to be the most successful evening to date, raising £2,642.
Three inspirational young people organised a 5 mile sponsored bike ride and raised an incredible £1,252 for patient care services provided by Alice House Hospice.
The event, which took place in cold conditions on 20 January, was organised by brother and sister Tilly and Toby Parker (9 & 12) with their friend Kate Cameron (11), in memory of Toby and Tilly’s aunt Allison Hay who had sadly passed away a year ago.