23 February 2018

Generous golfers raise £15,000

Participants in a charity golf day swung into action and raised £15,000 towards hospice at home care for local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

EIC cheque handover

Rennie Grove was presented with a cheque for the proceeds from the event organised by Tring-based EIC Insurance Services, which has raised around £150,000 from its popular golf days over the years.

“We are pleased to once again be supporting local charity Rennie Grove and are delighted to have raised a further £15,000 towards the work its nurses do in caring for local people and their families,” said EIC Charity Coordinator Ian Styles.

Ian is pictured centre left, holding a giant cheque with EIC executive director Keith Anderson. They recently visited Rennie Grove’s Tring offices together with managing director Charlie Hicks and personal lines manager Chris Kelly to present the cheque to Rennie Grove head of fundraising, Herts, Kate Gregg (left) and corporate fundraiser Rosalind Lee.

A total of 28 teams took part in the golf day at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club in September last year – the 13th such event EIC has hosted in support of Rennie Grove. Organisers and sponsors treated the generous golfers to a competitive and fun-filled round of golf that included a £10,000 hole-in-one competition, sponsored by Orion Financial Management of Hemel Hempstead. Unfortunately, nobody was on target enough to sink the lucky shot and take home the prize on the day.

Once back in the clubhouse, the event rounded off with a sit-down meal for the guests and lively entertainment from a comedian. There were also auctions and the opportunity for golfers to further aid the vital work Rennie Grove does in the Herts and Bucks community with a pledge for a nurse where 17 supporters committed £100.

“The golf day proves to be successful year on year, thanks to the loyal support of colleagues, sponsors and volunteers. People are so generous,” said Ian.

“There is no point in raising your profile within the community of you’re not prepared to contribute to the community,” he added.

Director or Fundraising and Marketing at Rennie Grove, Gillian Barnett, said: “We’re so grateful for the support of EIC and the fantastic work they do for us and also for the generosity of the golfers who take part in the event. The thousands of pounds they raise for us makes such a difference to local patients and their families.”