Record raised at annual Michael Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament - Arohanui Hospice

Record raised at annual Michael Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament

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Arohanui Hospice held their annual Golf Tournament last Thursday 26 May for the 13th time, 12th in memory of Michael Higgins.

The event was a huge success raising just over $100,000, a new event record and the team are ecstatic with the result.

Arohanui Hospice Chief Executive Clare Randall explains, “We are thrilled with the result from this flagship event. After a period of time where it has been exceptionally difficult to fundraise and hold events, we are delighted to have set a new event record.”

Each year the hospice provides care and support to over 1100 patients across our region. Funds raised from events such as this help to ensure that this care remains free of charge.

The event which was originally scheduled to run in March was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Thirty-five teams participated in the event including a mixture of female, male and mixed teams played in two divisions.

The event is well supported and sells out year on year, with a waitlist for new participants.

Kellie Montgomerie, Arohanui Hospice Event Organiser, is immensely grateful for the support from sponsors, supporters and participants on the day.

“We are so grateful for the support we have received from our generous sponsors, supporters and our competitors. Their generosity and commitment to support our cause and this event means so much, we cannot thank them enough.

The tournament is held annually in honour of the late Michael Higgins and wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of his wife Robyn, and children, Rebecca, Grant and Emma, together with their families.”

Kellie continues, “The event was a huge success, the competitors and guests had a great day. The $100,000 raised is the highest amount of money in the history of the tournament and yet another display of the phenomenal community we are so privileged and proud to live within.”

The team are looking forward the 2023 tournament, which will be played in March.