ST JOHN’S Hospice raised an impressive £11,000 on its annual charity golf day.

The popular event saw 28 teams compromising of 112 players take to the course at Windermere on August 30.

The winning team was captained by Ronnie Gough with a winning score of 94. Second place was taken by Rollins Rockets with a close 92 followed by South Lakes Windows who took 3rd place after a count back on the back 9 with 89.

The hospice also held a raffle and an auction with generous prizes donated by local and international businesses.

Steven Lancaster, Director at South Lakes Windows, whose father was cared for by St John’s Hospice said “What a wonderful day we had, well organised, great fun and the volunteers were superb, nothing was too much trouble. "Wherever I can support St John’s or contribute I do. Even the weather couldn't dampen our spirits. We will definitely be returning next year.”

This year’s beat the pro competition was hosted by James from the prestigious Rockliffe Hall Resort. Winners included John Gaynor of Gaynor Sports in Ambleside.

Steve Nelson captaining ‘3 Steves and A Charlie’ representing HSBC and also incoming Windermere Captain for 2020, generously match funded £1000 of the money raised.

The St John’s Hospice team was also joined by David Moyes (former manager of Everton and Manchester United) and Mark Lawrenson (former Liverpool player) for the event.

They generously donated a special auction prize, the chance to play a round of golf with them at Windermere Golf Club.

Catherine Butterworth, Director of Income Generation for St John’s Hospice said “It’s a real credit to all the golfers for turning out to support their local hospice in what we’ll generously describe as difficult playing conditions.

"It is real testament to our supporters for their continued dedication to ensure we can continue to provide our services in the South Lakes.”

Through the continued support of businesses and events like the golf day, St Johns Hospice continues to be there for patients, their families and carers in their time of need. Teams and businesses looking to join in next time around are invited to get in touch now.