Aitchison Raffety, a leading practice of chartered surveyors and town planners, is pleased to confirm that they have raised £4,760 for Rennie Grove Hospice in St Albans, Hertfordshire following their first fundraising Golf Day.

Historically, every year the company held an ‘Inter-bank’ Golf challenge, that was organised by colleague Steve Halliday, Business Development Manager. The Golf days were a huge success every year and always well attended. However, sadly Steve was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and passed away after a bravely fought battle in November 2018.

“Steve was a Lloyds bank manager and so had a large number of contacts within the industry and was highly respected, which made him ideally suited for the role of bank liaison. He led business development initiatives and very much embodied our values especially Teamwork and Professionalism,” Commented Matthew Bowen, Director, Aitchison Raffety. “After being ill for most of 2018, Steve’s condition was diagnosed as terminal and with the excellent nursing care of Rennie Grove Hospice, he was able to spend his final days in comfort at home with his family and dogs. In memory of Steve and the kind agreement of his family, we changed our Interbank Golf Day to honour him, opening up to local companies, clients and Steve’s friends with all money raised donated to Rennie Grove.”

In attendance on the 12th June at The Shire Golf Course, Barnet, Greater London were Lloyds Bank, Natwest, Cooperative Bank, Santander, Handelsbanken, and local law firm Sherrards Solicitors amongst other teams. The teams took on 18 holes, and the rain, with Greenfleets (below) coming in first place, closely followed by 5 Rings Group. Rennie Grove were on hand to thank everyone for attending, and a speech was given by Thomas Halliday, Steve’s son.

Rosalind Lee, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rennie Grove said, “Aitchison Raffety are highly valued, long-standing supporters of Rennie Grove and we are incredibly grateful for all the hard work that went into making their golf day such a success. We rely on the generosity of local supporters to raise the funds we need to make sure that we can continue to provide the type of nursing care that Steve received which means people have the choice to spend their last months and weeks at home.

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