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Golf day raises over £10,000 for Farleigh Hospice and the Essex Air Ambulance

Chartered accountants Lambert Chapman and solicitors firm Birkett Long joined forces for a golfing challenge, raising over £10,000 for Farleigh Hospice and the Essex Air Ambulance.

The challenge known as #2SuitsAndAGolfCourse saw golfers Nick Forsyth from Lambert Chapman and Tracey Dickens of Birkett Long play 18 holes of golf, over 18 Essex and Hertfordshire courses, one hole at each course, in one day.

The first tee-off took place in Frinton-on-Sea at 6.30am. The two golfers made their way across the county, taking in golf clubs in Colchester, Maldon, Braintree, Brentwood, and East Hertfordshire. After 150 miles, they arrived at their final destination of Saffron Walden, playing their last hole at 7.30 at night.

Nick Forsyth of Lambert Chapman, said: Essex Air Ambulance is our charity of the year, and we were also aware of the difficulties Farleigh Hospice was facing due to the pandemic. As a result, we decided to work with Birkett Long to help raise much needed funds for these two local causes.We were very grateful to all the golf clubs who allowed us to play for free, to everyone who sponsored a hole, and to our driver’s Tim Dickens, Tracey’s husband, and David Burt, a friend, and client of mine. David was very keen to support the challenge, as Farleigh Hospice cared for his mother, and he helped raise £600 towards our final fundraising target.

Alison Stevens, Chief Executive of Farleigh Hospice said: “Farleigh Hospice greatly appreciates the support of both Lambert Chapman and Birkett Long. This is another shining example of how local businesses are using their ingenuity and creativity to raise money for the hospice. It’s thanks to our community and local businesses that we can continue to provide care to people in mid Essex with a life-limiting illness, as well as support the NHS as best we can throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”