Barkway Park Golf Club chooses Garden House Hospice Care as 2018 charity

PUBLISHED: 12:53 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 17 March 2018

Barkway Park Golf Club's men’s captain Peter Young and and ladies' captain Sylvia Desmond outside Garden House Hospice Care in Royston

Barkway Park Golf Club's men’s captain Peter Young and and ladies' captain Sylvia Desmond outside Garden House Hospice Care in Royston


Barkway Park Golf club has appointed North Hertfordshire’s hospice, Garden House Hospice Care, as its charity of choice for 2018 – with the club captains supporting the cause because of personal experiences.

Garden House Hospice Care, based in Letchworth, looked after men’s captain Peter Young’s family friend, and ladies’ captain Sylvia Desmond’s husband.

Mr Young said: “I am very pleased that we are now supporting Garden House Hospice Care for the great work they do within our region. They recently provided care for a friend of our family.

“Money is raised from the captain’s drive in and ongoing fundraising from the Captain’s bunkers on the 12th hole, where a player has to pay a £1 penalty if their ball lands in the bunker.

We have also raised a lot at the bar during Dry January this year –altogether we’ve raised £1,400 so far this year and I hope this will continue throughout the year.”

Mrs Desmond said: “I was keen for us to support Garden House Hospice Care because my husband Mike received his palliative care from the Hospice, which was brilliant.”

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