Newport-based building services firm Whitehead raised £7,000 for St David’s Hospice Care staging of its annual charity golf day in Gwent.

The established event organised by Newport-based firm Whitehead has contributed many thousands of pounds for St David’s Hospice Care over since it was first staged in 1990.

The Whitehead Golf Day raises on average around £4,000 each year with a bumper total achieved in 2017.

Whitehead Building Services managing director Rhys Morton said: “We regularly host about 40 teams of three, 120 golfers per event, at the golf day held at St Mellons Golf Club. Golfers travel from right across Wales and the west of England to take part in our event.

“It’s become a firm favourite among our supply chain members and a date not to be missed which people put in their calendar and come back to compete in year after year. I’m glad to say that our 2017 event was as popular as ever with a record number of 43 teams entered.”

Rhys, who also arranges the annual Tour De Gwent Sportif cycle event in aid of St David’s Hospice Care, encourages entrants of the golf event to also enter the cycle ride.

Rhys said: “The two sports seem to go hand in hand these days so if people are up for the golf I get them to sign up for the Tour de Gwent too after all it’s all for a very good cause.”

Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “We’re very grateful to Rhys, Whitehead and the many golfers in their supply chain who have supported and take part in this special golf day each year.

“The event helps raise funds which are vital in enabling St David’s Hospice Care to provide our hospice at home and other services free to those in need throughout our community and the local area.”