19th Jan, 2022

Coventry Golf Club charity day raised £10,000 for Zoe’s Place children’s hospice

A CHARITY golf day has raised £10,000 for Zoe’s Place children’s hospice.

The Four-Ball Better Ball event at Coventry Golf Club finally took place at the third time of asking after two Covid cancellations.

It was due to take place last summer and was rescheduled for July 1 this year on the 10th anniversary of the hospice opening its doors.

But it was postponed again due to ongoing restrictions.

There were 19 teams taking part – ranging from individuals and club members to corporate companies.

Proceeds raised will help provide palliative, respite and end-of-life care for babies and children up to the age of five with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

Organiser Martin Sutliff, head PGA professional at Coventry Golf Club and a member of the Zoe’s Place business group, said the event proved so popular the club had already pencilled in a date for another golf day in aid of Zoe’s Place next year.

“The club is proud to host this fantastic event – the second of its kind – on behalf of Zoe’s Place,” he added. “The hospice is an excellent cause and the players were excited to be able to support it.”

The first event in 2019 raised £6,000 and, Martin added, it was everyone’s ambition to smash that target this time around, especially after last year’s fund-raiser was cancelled.

“We are delighted with the support received and how much it raised. It was a wonderful day.”

The event was won by a team led by former Coventry City physio Neil Sillett and former midfielder Dave Phillips.

A silent auction held at the event raised £1,920 including £1,245 alone for the top prize of a four-ball at the exclusive JCB Golf and Country Club in Uttoxeter.

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