Karamu Rotary hits a hole in one with next fundraiser for Cranford Hospice September 08 2017

The Hastings Karamu Rotary Golf Tournament is back for the twelfth time this October. Rotary around the world are known for supporting local communities, and Karamu Hastings is no different. Each year, they support a number of charities and Cranford Hospice has been the lucky recipient of the proceeds of the annually organised Golf Tournament.

Last year the event generated $9,900 for Cranford Hospice, and organiser David Harding and fellow Rotarian Paul Bond from HB Nissan, came up with an idea to increase the proceeds as well as adding a bit of competitive fun to the tournament.

“We really wanted to be able to donate over $10k this year” says David Harding, who has been doing a sterling job organising the event for the last few years.

“Paul Bond, from HB Nissan, and myself have been thinking of a fun way of achieving this”.

“And as a fellow Rotarian and golf enthusiast, I said to David: What if HB Nissan sponsored a hole in one, and put up a brand-new Nissan Juke Turbo, RRP $39,990“ says Paul Bond who is also principal dealer at HB Nissan.

Initially people didn’t believe it, but it is going to happen on Friday 6 October. Paul and David decided that the fourth hole was the one to go for.

The only requisite is that players need to be part of a team participating in the Karamu Rotary Cranford Hospice Charity Golf Tournament and they need to preregister their interest for the car on the day.

“We are thrilled with the continued support we receive from the Hastings Karamu Rotary Club” says Nathalie van Dort, Cranford Hospice Marketing and Fundraising Manager.

“And what an awesome opportunity to win a Nissan car” she adds. “According to Golf Digest, who have done 30 years of research, the chances of an ace is 12,500 to 1, so it is doable” she laughs.

The tournament only allows for 25 teams maximum, so those looking for a new car and a fun afternoon, better hurry and sign up. The Cranford Hospice team will be led by the patron John Buck.

For more information please contact Angus Thomson: gus@thomsonssuits.co.nz or Renee Smith: renee.smith@cranfordhospice.org.nz

See our event page for more details and entry forms