Funeral directors tee off for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:20 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

Lorica Consulting Captain Paul McAllister and his team receiving their prizes from Farleigh Hospice Chairman, John Watkins

Lorica Consulting Captain Paul McAllister and his team receiving their prizes from Farleigh Hospice Chairman, John Watkins

DANIEL Robinson & Sons, the independent family funeral directors, raised a staggering £14,300 at their annual charity golf day held at Colne Valley Golf Club last week. This is the fourth year the company has organised the day for the hospice, taking the

DANIEL Robinson & Sons, the independent family funeral directors, raised a staggering £14,300 at their annual charity golf day held at Colne Valley Golf Club last week.

This is the fourth year the company has organised the day for the hospice, taking the total amount raised over this period to nearly £50,000.

Rosalyn Pratt, funeral manager at the Braintree office, said: "The event was attended by 34 teams, which amounted to 136 players, eight of which were ladies, which we were delighted about.

"We would like to thank Tom and Jennifer Smith for their continuing support in allowing us to host the day at Colne Valley Golf Club, to all the retailers who supported us in our fund-raising efforts through sponsorship and donation of prizes and also the golfers themselves.

"Without the support of all these people, the day would not be possible."

The day finished with a meal and a presentation of prizes to individuals conducted by Margaret Galione, vice chairman of Braintree District Council.

The honour of presenting team prizes was carried out by hospice chairman John Watkins.

This year, the winning team was Lorica Consulting.

Following the presentations was an auction of items including an England football shirt signed by striker Michael Owen and a Manchester United shirt signed by Wayne Rooney.

A spokesman for Daniel Robinson said: "As the auction was taking place, the England game was being shown on the big screen in the background.

"Due to Michael's superb performance on the pitch, the value of the shirt just kept rising!"

Both shirts were auctioned for £500 each helping towards the final auction total of £4000.

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