There was cause for celebration at Cynthia Spencer Hospice this month as one of their dedicated fundraisers passed the milestone of £50,000 raised.
Mick Chaffer, of Earls Barton started fundraising for the Hospice in 2007, organising a golf day in memory of his wife, Lydia who had been cared for by the hospice. The day turned into an annual event named the Cynthia Spencer Trophy and at this year’s event in August, Mick’s 15th golf day, the total amount raised smashed through the £50,000 mark to reach over £51,700.
Jenny Standen, community fundraiser at Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity said: “Mick is a fantastically dedicated supporter of the hospice and we are delighted that he has reached this huge milestone. He starts organising next year’s event virtually straight after the last one has finished and he dedicates so much of his time to making each event a successful one we are surprised he still finds time to play golf himself!”
With the goal of reaching this milestone in mind Mick thought that this year’s event would be his last but having lost fellow golfers at Overstone Park Golf Club in the last year, he’s already been asked if people can support him in 2022 in their memory, so planning starts again! Talking of his achievement, Mick said: “I never thought that when I arranged that first event in 2007 that I’d still be doing it fifteen years later, and that my fundraising would smash £50,000. But thanks to
the club, all the golfers, sponsors and my family who support me, I’m delighted to have reached this wonderful fundraising figure for the hospice”.
For more information and support on how you can fundraise for the hospice please visit www.cynthiaspencer.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise-your-way/ or call the fundraising team on 01604 973340