Arriva Clubs Together for Zoë’s Place
Arriva North West’s 18th annual golf tournament has raised an impressive £20,520 in aid of Liverpool-based Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.
The charity golf event, which took place at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa in June 2016, saw teams from across the Arriva network compete alongside a host of local suppliers and businesses to raise the funds for the charity which cares for babies who have life limiting, terminal illnesses, or special needs.
The event allowed participants to test their golfing skills across 18 holes, before enjoying a dinner and charitable auction in the evening.
Phil Cummins, Arriva North West, said: “The annual golf day at Formby Hall is an event that everyone at Arriva North West looks forward to. It’s a great opportunity for us to get a little healthy competition going with our colleagues, suppliers and business contacts, but is all for a very worthy cause.
“It has been an honour to have been able to support Zoe’s Place with our golf day for the past 9 years. We’ve managed to raise well over £180,000 since 2007, and over £270,000 in total for all Charities since we commenced in 1999. It’s a total we are committed to growing in the future.”
Carol Kirkham from Zoe's Place Baby Hospice, added: “We were absolutely delighted to hear that we had once again been chosen as the beneficiary charity for the annual Arriva golf day. Over the years this fantastic event has raised over £180,000 for our Hospice.
Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice offers care and support to families and babies when they need it the most. We care for babies aged 0 – 5, all of whom have life threatening or life limiting conditions that requires 24 hours care. Individual needs vary; some require respite care whilst others are in need of palliative and end of life care. In all cases, our babies are cared for by an experienced team led by Registered Children’s Nurses.
It costs £1.4m per year to fund our Hospice and we are grateful to Arriva for their most generous and unceasing support. There is always something new that is needed for our special babies consequently the support from Arriva is fundamental to the ongoing success of our Hospice.”
For more information please visit Zoë’s Place