The driving rain and freezing winds didn’t stop hardy golfers from enjoying a friendly competition in Buxton to raise funds for a local hospice.

Blythe House Hospicecare hosted a golf day at Buxton and High Peak Golf Club on Friday 7th June, raising £4,712. This fantastic amount will pay for 31 nights of home care for local patients at the end of their life, enabling them to stay in their comforting surroundings, with their loved ones close by.

Players came from across the High Peak including Buxton, New Mills and Chapel-en-le-Frith, alongside many who travelled further afield from Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

There were five prizes up for grabs, with competition winners James Bowm and Steve Clark from Unite the Union visiting from Stocksbridge.

Becca Gregory, events coordinator at Blythe House, said: ‘

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the local companies that sponsored golf tees, donated prizes and gave bottles for the tombola.

‘Special thanks also go to Buxton and High Peak Golf Club and its members who put so much time into making the day a success, and of course the players themselves. The weather was atrocious but that didn’t stop the resilient bunch enjoying their day, whilst helping to raise a brilliant amount of money for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses in the High Peak and beyond.’

Find out how you can support Blythe House Hospicecare.

Feature photo: Winners James Bowm and Steve Clark accept their prize from Tim Mourne, Blythe House’s Chairman of Trustees.