The outgoing captain of the Kenwick Park Golf Club has handed over £9,600 to Louth and District Hospice after a year of fundraising.
Jim Cane, who has been the golf club’s men’s captain for 2014, said that he put on “numerous fundraising efforts” throughout his year including the Kenwick Park Charity Golf Day.
Jim said: “At any competitions we had, I’d try and organise something where we just took a pound off everybody or something like that.
“So, unbeknown to them, they were actually building up quite a big sum during the year.”
Jim also thanked Dee Bee Wholesaler in Grimsby which raised a big sum, and to all those who made individual contributions throughout the year.
“One of the privileges of being captain at Kenwick Park Golf Club is being able to nominate a charity to support during your year in office”, said Jim.
“For me, it was an easy decision as I wanted to support something in the local area, and I’ve been involved with the Louth Hospice since the first fundraising efforts started over 10 years ago.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the members this year, and we’ve managed to raise a staggering £9,600.
“I’d like to the thank everyone who donated to this very worthy cause and wish the Hospice every success in the future.”
Jim added: “I expected to raise a thousand pounds or a couple of thousand pounds, so to raise this much is a shock and a surprise - but a nice surprise.”
Louth and District Hospice Trustee, Doreen Stephenson, said that the money would make a “really significant difference” to the facilities that the Hospice will be able to offer now and in the future.
Doreen said: “Jim hasn’t made any specific requests about what the money should go towards at this stage, but it will go into the Hospice’s general reserve fund because we are looking to the future as well.
“We will be extending our facilities as and when we can.”