Car retailer helps raise over £11K for hospice

An Ipswich car retailer has helped raise over £11,500 for a local hospice at a charity golf day.

St Elizabeth Hospice hosted the fundraiser at Hintlesham Golf Club, where headline sponsor, Wolsey Volkswagen, provided a Volkswagen Scirocco as a hole-in-one prize.

An array of golf enthusiasts took to the green to showcase their skills in a variety of traditional and trick-shot golf contests, before enjoying a three-course meal, auction and raffle.

St Elizabeth Hospice, which is based in Ipswich, helps improve the lives of people living with a progressive illness in the region.

Tim Hargraves, brand manager at Wolsey Volkswagen, hopes that the funds raised will help support the hospice’s day-to-day running.

He said: “St Elizabeth Hospice carries out amazing work on a daily basis, providing care and comfort for numerous families in our community. It’s been a privilege to show our support by sponsoring the golf day.”

St Elizabeth Hospice charity event organiser, Carl Brooks, added: “We are very grateful for the support of Wolsey Volkswagen and all our other sponsors.

“Fundraising events like this are not possible without the ongoing support of local businesses.”

For more information, call the St Elizabeth Hospice fundraising team on 01473 723600 or email