Chester accountants get their charity golf day off to a tee!

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A CHESTER accountancy practice has held its eighth annual golf day, raising much needed funds for a local hospice.

Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers held the event at Pryors Hayes Golf Club, Tarvin, which attracted representatives from an array of companies from across the North West and North Wales.

The event raised money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, which provides support to patients and their families living with a life limiting illness. 

The Hospice, based in Backford, provides specialist palliative care in a 10 bedded in patient ward, as well as complementary therapies in a new living well centre and bereavement counselling for adults and children.

Less than a third of the annual running costs of £4 million come from government funding, the remainder is generated through fundraising, donations, events and corporate partnerships.

A raffle held at the event saw £240 raised for the Hospice, with the team at Ellis & Co donating funds to bring the total donation to £500.

Caroline Siddall, director of income generation at the Hospice said: “On behalf of everyone at the Hospice I would like to thank Ellis and Co and all those who took part in the recent golf day for their support. 

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd cares for local people living with a life limiting condition and helps them to live well for as long as possible. 

It is only with the support we receive through the local community, as we have with Ellis and Co that allows us to continue the work we do.”

The event saw teams of four battling it out across an 18 hole, 6,145 yard, par 70 golf course.   

The overall winners, who each walked away with a bottle of champagne, were Jonathan Seddon (Illingworth Seddon Chartered Financial Planners), Ian Davies, Ian Brown (Parkin S Booth) and Paul Cooney (Zodeq).

The second placed team, who received a golfing accessory each, were Chris Chapman (Agency 97), Jacob Treasure (Illingworth Seddon Chartered Financial Planners), Paul Ffoulkes (Barclays) and Richard Smart (Owen House Wedding Barn).

And in third place, winning a bottle of wine, were Marcus Tierney (MCJ Casings), John Farrell (Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers), Mike Forster (CA Design & Print Ltd) and Ian Adams (Bathgate Business Finance).

The prize for the longest drive went to Richard Smart (Owen House Wedding Barn) and nearest the pin to Louie Middlehurst (Illingworth Seddon Chartered Financial Planners).

The golf day was followed by a dinner and a short presentation by John Farrell and James Ellis, directors of Ellis & Co.

“Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event and to help us raise funds for such a very worthy cause,” said John.