A charity golf day organised by a Truro business has generated £6,000 for the Phoenix Stroke Appeal.
Over 75 people took part in the September event, hosted at the Falmouth Golf Club by Truro-based Kelsall Steele Investment Services.
The money will bring the Cornish charity close to its £500,000 target to raise Cornwall’s stroke services to a “Gold Standard”.
Organiser Lucien Trathen from Kelsall Steele said: “We were very pleased that our event was so well supported. It was a bit of a wet start for the morning golfers, but luckily the sun came out later in the day, and the Falmouth course is always great.
“We had 20 teams take part, and so many fantastic donations for our raffle and charity auction that we held after the meal. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make the day a success.”
The raffle prize was tickets to a Manchester City vs Manchester United football match, while the charity auction featured more than 30 lots from framed artwork to hotel stays, meals out, and high-spec electronic goods.
Lucien said that he had been inspired to help the Phoenix Stroke Appeal through his partner Linda Lucas, who is part of an award-winning stroke research team operating from the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
“She shares elements of her work with me, and it is very affecting,” said Lucien. “Stroke can be so life-changing to people of all ages.”
“We are very grateful to Kelsall Steele for this donation,” said Phoenix Stroke Appeal chairman Rik Evans.
The Phoenix Stroke Appeal is donating equipment to the dedicated stroke units at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Bodmin and Camborne Redruth Community Hospitals and to stroke carers in the community.
Kelsall Steele offers a range of financial services, helping people to define their desired lifestyle and create a plan to achieve it, both in the present and the future.
Read more about the appeal on www.rcht.nhs.uk/phoenixstrokeappeal; or about Kelsall Steele on www.ksisltd.co.uk