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Hartlepool Golf Club Captain supports Alice House Hospice

Hartlepool Golf Club Captain Heath Hardman celebrated the end of his 2021-22 Captaincy by handing over a substantial donation to his chosen charity.

Heath, who ended his tenure as captain in February had raised almost £10,000 for Alice House Hospice from a number of events in the club, cash collections and club members taking part in the Great North Run for the local charity.

“Support of the Hospice has been a long standing tradition at Hartlepool Golf Club and I was proud to play my part."

Heath Hardman, Hartlepool Golf Club Captain (2021-22)

Heath invited Greg Hildreth, a Senior Manager at Alice House, to the club on 20 February to accept the donation and spend the afternoon with Heath and his family along with other club members and past Captains.

The Golf Club has a great history with the Hospice, having so far raised well over £100,000 for local patient care services. Heath’s brother Bob is a past Captain who also supported the Hospice, making them the only brothers to have both been Captains of the Club.

The Golf Club also holds an annual tournament called The Alice Bendle Shield, in tribute to the Hospice’s founder.

The 2022-23 Captain, Gary Carruthers has already pledged his support to the charity and is planning a number of fundraisers for throughout the year.

Greg said “I have been visiting the club and meeting with its Captains and members since 2009 and have very much missed being able to see everyone throughout the pandemic. It was so lovely to be welcomed back and to see so many familiar and friendly faces.

Massive congratulations must go to Heath on his fundraising success as Captain and the fact that this was achieved under such difficult circumstances and restrictions. On behalf of everyone at Alice House, I would like to reiterate my thanks to Heath and everyone who contributed to this fantastic total, all of which will be used to provide care and support to local Hospice patients and their families.

I would also like to wish the very best of luck to Gary in his new role as Captain and look forward to working with him over the year ahead.”


Heath said “Support of the Hospice has been a long standing tradition at Hartlepool Golf Club and I was proud to play my part. Being Captain has been busy and rewarding; when the time comes to hand over the donation, it really hits home how generous the members are here. It’s been a struggle for us all over the last few years, so we are really pleased to have been able to raise so much for local people.”

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Registered office: Alice House, Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA.