Smith Brothers helps to raise £20,000 for local hospice
Avid followers of Smith Brothers news will be well aware of the longstanding support we give to our friends over at Overgate Hospice – and we’re proud to have helped the organisation to raise £20,000 as part of its annual golf day.
As headline sponsors, we dispatched some of our finest golfers (and a few extras to make up the numbers) to Bradley Hall Golf Club on June 25 to represent Team Smith Brothers. But let’s just say we’re far better at connecting a high voltage electrical engineering project than we are at golfing.
There was cause for celebration though, as the £20k raised is the most this annual event has ever clocked up – and the record-breaking fundraising total comes off the back of a tough year for the local organisation.
Becki Marren, business partnerships manager at Overgate Hospice, added: “The Overgate Golf Day was one of the first events which was finally able to take place this year. A huge thank you to our wonderful headline sponsors Smith Brothers Contracting Ltd for supporting us year after year, we are so lucky to work with such a fantastic and dedicated business in the community who are here to help the Hospice care for local people in their time of need.”
While we didn’t quite lift the winner’s trophy, we had a great time with the Overgate family, joining 53 other teams for the game, as well as a celebratory drink afterwards – including worthy winners, ‘Flat Stan’.
Why Overgate Hospice?
Overgate Hospice is an independent charity based close to our Elland HQ, and the centre strives to help those living with a life-limiting illness.
Costing £4.6m per year to run – the equivalent of £11,600 per day – the organisation has been supporting patients within Calderdale for over 35 years. However, it suffered a significant loss of income due to a disrupted calendar of summer events following the pandemic – including its charity golf day.
Striving to improve the quality of life for patients, Overgate Hospice offers specialist palliative care, comfort, and support, completely free of charge, to patients and their families.