A home developer business in Takeley raised a massive £156,000 for St Clare Hospice with their annual charity golf day.

Weston Homes held the event at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield in August, with the final amount just now totted up.

Forty-five teams took part, made up of West Homes contractors, suppliers and colleagues.

The teams played over two courses - The Brabazon and National PGA - with interior design company Keylon taking home the cup.

Following the game, teams enjoyed an evening of entertainment and fundraising. An auction sold off items including a pair of Anthony Joshua signed boxing shorts, a week's stay in Portugal and a signed print by Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso.

St Clare director of income and communications Rosie Knowles said: "Weston Homes continues to be incredible St Clare supporters.

"We never imagined they would beat last year’s total of £150,000, so to see the total rise to £156,000 this year was humbling and wonderful at the same time!

"£156,000 could cover the cost of staffing our Hospice at Home team for just under four months. The team visit patients at home when their need is most acute.

"Their specialist knowledge and expertise, enable family to become wives, husbands, sons and daughters again, rebuilding family relationships that have been so strained by caring for their loved ones at such a difficult time.


"On behalf of our entire team, including our dedicated doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers, along with our patients, I would like to thank everyone who made the day happen."

Funds raised help the hospice to reach more people and deliver vital care, whether in someone's home, a nursing or care home, or in local wellbeing hubs.

Bob Weston, chairman at Weston Homes, said: "I never fail to be amazed at the specialist care that the teams at St Clare give, every day.

"We couldn’t do without them in West Essex, and so I’m proud Weston Homes continues to help fund all the work that they do.

"Thanks to everyone on the day who helped us raise a record breaking £156,000!"