Teams from businesses across Lancashire and Greater Manchester teed off to raise thousands of pounds for Rossendale Hospice at Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall’s charity golf day.

Now in its 14th year, the annual event took place at Rossendale Golf Club and saw 72 people battle it out on the green.

Golfers were treated to picturesque views of the surrounding Pennines while taking on the fairways and greens for the 18-hole competition, with John Lord Group’s ‘Pin and Tonic’ team securing the top spot with an impressive score of 93.

Competing in a yellow tee competition under a Stableford scoring system, PM+M came in at second place with 92 points, while Peel Holdings’ 87 points secured bronze.

Daniel Long, director at WHN Solicitors, said: “The event is one that is thoroughly enjoyed by our staff, clients and contacts alike – even more so because of the great cause it supports – and has helped raise an incredible £78,000 for the hospice over the years.

“The work Rossendale Hospice does for the local community is invaluable, so thank you to all businesses who took part in our charity golf day as well as our generous sponsors Catax, Jimmy Whittles, Jones Melling and Killelea for helping support this worthy cause, especially at a time when revenue for the hospice has been badly hit by the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis.”

A local charity that cares for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions, Rossendale Hospice aims to positively influence a future in which everyone within the Rossendale community facing life limiting illness receives the best possible care and support.

The hospice offers a range of services which support the wellbeing of patients from early diagnosis to end of life, including complementary therapies, bereavement counselling, hospice at home and a befriending service.

It costs just over £1 million a year to maintain these vital services at Rossendale Hospice. A quarter of funding needed comes from government grants and the rest needs to be raised through generous support from the local community.

Joanna Williams, Senior Fundraiser at Rossendale Hospice, added: “We are so grateful to Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall for their support again this year.  A special thanks also goes to those who took part in the golf day – without their support we would not be able to continue to provide the care and support to those who need it most this winter.”