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Golfers putting their way to a staggering £50k of support for local hospice

3 June 2015

Keen golfers have clubbed together so Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will receive a total of £50k from annual golfing tournaments undertaken by the Greek Cypriot and Friends Golf Society since 1994.

The Society have been putting their way around courses held at different golf clubs in the city to raise money for the Hospice after one of their members, Andreas Ktori, wife was cared for at the Hospice.

The latest tournament took place on Wednesday May 27 at Moseley Golf Club, where approximately 50 members were involved. The event included an evening meal and a raffle to help raise further money for the Hospice.

The Society is set to break the £50k mark once all money has been collected.

Andreas Ktori, member of the Greek Cypriot and Friends Golf Society, said: “I was so impressed by the quality of care provided to Amalia. The way they looked after her and supported me was exceptional. If I can help the Hospice in any way I will. By combining my love of golf with what was the love of my life, the Society has helped to raise £50,000 over 20 years.”

The Hospice cares for over 1,000 terminally ill people every year, and offers a number of services for the families and carers of patients.

Hamish Shilliday, Community Fundraising Manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said: “The commitment and dedication from Andreas and the Society over the past 20 years has been fantastic. Since 1994 the Society has supported us with their annual golfing tournaments and they’ve always made a real effort with additional fundraising activities.

“We’re always very appreciative of money raised to support the services we provide, as every penny we receive is vital for helping patients and their families across Birmingham and Sandwell.”