Rocol Golfers give St Gemma’s a boost

45 golfers braved the British summer to help a leading lubricants manufacturer raise vital funds for St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds.


The golf day at Oulton Hall was organised by West Yorkshire-based ROCOL Lubricants, part of the global Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Group.  The group’s annual ‘3-Way Golf Challenge’ dates back to 1977, and is open to all ITW group companies based in the UK. 


To mark the tournament’s 30th year, organiser and honorary captain of the ROCOL golf society Matthew Moorhouse decided to turn the day into a fundraiser for St Gemma’s Hospice.


“We chose to support St Gemma’s because a lot of people at ROCOL are aware of the hospice and the work it does for people in the area,” he says. “I was also keen to ensure that our donation funded something tangible.”


On the day, ROCOL raised over £1,000 – enough to fund a bed, nursing care and medication at the hospice for three days. 


Says Andrew Sinclair, head of events and community fundraising at St Gemma’s Hospice, “We’re incredibly grateful to ROCOL for the money they’ve raised and for all the hard work that went into organising the day.  This donation will help us provide vital support for a family in the area at a very difficult time.”


Based in Moortown, Leeds, the hospice provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with life threatening illnesses – predominantly cancer – and support for their families.


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