Keeping up the cash for Hospice

January 13, 2016 Uncategorized

THEY’VE been digging deep into their pockets for their favourite charity in more ways than one at Northfield. Recent weeks have seen them as busy as ever with events on behalf of their local Willen Hospice, not least with two sporting social evenings that brought in £238. “We ran some pool knockout competitions with a small trophy for the winner,” says organiser Sarah Young. “I bought that with my own money. Unfortunately I was the winner both times!” The fact that she cues up every week for a game with her dad, meant that she was the firm favourite to win. “He brought me up on playing the game,” Northfieldshe reveals. “I used to play in a league but now it’s just for fun. “My iPSL opponents didn’t mind. We had a laugh and I’m really grateful to everyone who came along and supported the events.” Good sports also came to the funding fore in September for the annual Golf Day. A mix of regular and new players got into the swing of the annual event which, again, was a big hit, reports Operations Team Manager Kerry Smith. Winning honours went to BPH’s Chris Clarke, one of his successful parting shots before leaving iPSL, while Client Relationship’s Mark Fell, also based in BPH, took the longest drive title. “It was perfect weather and we all got round in one piece,” says Kerry. “More importantly we raised £230 for the Hospice.” Further fun for funds came in the form of the Site’s annual big summer barbecue, which brought in nearly £273, and a penalty shootout against resident ‘goalie’, Ops Expert Owusu Keremateng. Football scratch cards have also been scoring well for fund-raising, as did a quest to guess the number of sweets in a jar. Tickets for the big annual seasonal raffle are now hotly sought after while a festive quiz and scratch card are also proving popular. The Site is also offering the opportunity to buy Christmas cards on behalf of the hospice. “I’m certain we’re going to surpass our £3,000 target,” says delighted Senior Operations Manager Dave McSeveney.