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Golf day in memory of Harrogate woman raises £15,000 for charity

The 'play it purple' charity golf day in memory of Patricia ‘Trish’ Mottahed raised just under £15,000 for Saint Michael's Hospice.

Golf day in memory of Harrogate woman raises £15,000 for charity A charity golf day in memory of Harrogate resident Patricia ‘Trish’ Mottahed has raised just under £15,000 for charity. The 'play it purple' golf event was held at Oakdale Golf Club on 22nd September to raise money for St Michael's Hospice, who cared for Trish in her final days.

Trish, who passed away in May, had played at Oakdale Golf Club for several years.

The event raised a total of £14,723, which has been handed over to the Hospice to help them carry on the care they provide to patients receiving end of life or specialist care.

Jess Williams, Community & Events Fundraiser for St Michael’s Hospice, said:

"The ‘Play it Purple’ Golf Day was a wonderful event. The organisers put so much effort into making the day a real success and the evening event was fantastic, with the raffle and auction raising a great deal of money thanks to all the kind donations received.

“St Michael’s is a community driven and funded organisation that relies on the support of individuals, businesses, other organisations, foundations, and the government.

"It costs more than £7million a year to provide our range of high-quality, far-reaching services, and we only receive around 30% statutory funding - so events like this are key to making sure we can continue to do what we do.”

Trish’s daughter, Suzannah Durkin, nieces Karen Winspear and Nicola Stamford and her husband, Matthew Stamford - sponsored the event through their respective businesses Windsor House, The Big Bamboo Agency and Verity Frearson.

They were joined on the day by teams from Redline Racing, MODA Living, Apollo Capital, Ethos Asset Finance, GH Brooks, Thompsons Accountants, VINCI Building and Storey Huish along with friends and family of Trish.

Wealth Management Consultancy, JWH Wealth, Resimac, a UK manufacturer of solvent free epoxy, polyurethane & silicone composites and industrial coatings and Pareto FM, a national facilities management firm, also chipped in with sponsorship.

Raffle and auction prizes were donated by many of Harrogate’s most loved businesses, helping to push the monies raised to the £14,723.33 figure.

Trish’s daughter, Suzannah Durkin, said:

“Mum was so grateful for the incredible care she received at St Michael’s and, as a family, we will be forever grateful to the amazing staff who looked after her in those final few days with such care, patience and kindness.

"As a family, we are so proud of the funds raised from the golf day and of what a fantastic day it turned out to be. My only wish is that she could have been there to see it for herself.”

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