Members of Long Sutton Golf Club enjoyed a successful 25th annual golf day in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice, bringing their total amount raised to over £400,000.

This year’s fundraising effort raised £24,000 for the charity - enough money to pay for two days of care in the community across Somerset and the essential equipment needed by a Specialist Community Nurse to provide care to patients in their own homes.

The club, near Langport, held a popular charity golf day in July, as well as raising money through individual donations.

Marisa Lovell-Fox, head of fundraising at St. Margaret’s Hospice, was presented with a cheque for £24,000 by club chairman Tommy Tulk and tournament organiser Richard Dore.

She said: “We would like to thank Tommy, Richard, the management and captains of Long Sutton Golf Club, and everyone involved in this fantastic fundraising effort. As a Somerset charity, we rely on the generosity of our local community and this amazing sum of money will make a real difference in enabling us to care for patients and families affected by life-limiting illnesses. We’re hugely grateful to Long Sutton Golf Club for their wonderful support over the past 25 years.”

St. Margaret’s Hospice needs to raise over £9.5m a year to fund our end of life care services for people across Somerset. Last year our charity supported more than 3,800 people affected by life-limiting illnesses across the county.