Ashby charity golf day raises funds for Motor Neurone Disease patients

Organisers of the Motor Neurone Disease Charity Golf Day Paul Holloway (second from left) and Joan Kaye (second from right) are pictured presenting their donation to Senior Nurse Andrea Parker (left) and Senior Staff Nurse Christine Moore (right) of Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Associate Visitor Chris Dyer (centre). EMN-170724-165813001
Organisers of the Motor Neurone Disease Charity Golf Day Paul Holloway (second from left) and Joan Kaye (second from right) are pictured presenting their donation to Senior Nurse Andrea Parker (left) and Senior Staff Nurse Christine Moore (right) of Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Associate Visitor Chris Dyer (centre). EMN-170724-165813001

A charity golf day Ashby Decoy Golf Club has raised more than £2,100 for patients with Motor Neurone Disease.

The event, held in May, saw 40 teams from clubs around North Lincolnshire competing for the Motor Neurone Trophy, while also raising funds for patients at Lindsey Lodge Hospice and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charity.

The money donated to the Hospice (£1,400) will be used to buy a neurological chair for patients with MND and other neurological conditions.

Day Care Unit Senior Nurse, Andrea Parker said: “On behalf of Lindsey Lodge Hospice, I’d like to say thank you to the event organisers and everyone who took part.

“We provide specialist care to people with MND and any progressive life-limiting illness, and this generous donation will enable us to buy this new state-of-the-art equipment, which will make such huge difference to the lives of our patients.”

This was the eighth annual MND Charity Golf Day, but the first time the event has been affiliated with the Hospice.

Paul Holloway, who organises the event in partnership with Joan Kaye, said: “We’re delighted to be able to make this donation to Lindsey Lodge Hospice; it’s very rewarding to know the money will be directly benefiting local people with MND, so we hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with our event.”

He added: “I’d like to say thank you to my co-organiser Joan, along with family, friends, sponsors, competitors and Barclays Bank for making this year’s event such a success.

“We really appreciate the support of the Captain and team at Ashby Decoy Golf Club for allowing us to use their fantastic facilities, and as ever, the generosity of the local golfing fraternity was overwhelming!”

Lindsey Lodge Hospice in Burringham Road Scunthorpe, is run as an independent charity to provide free of charge, specialist care to North Lincolnshire people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement.

To find out more, or make a donation visit: www.lindseylodgehospice.co.uk