Golfers raise cash for Countess Mountbatten

Martin Irisarri, pictured third from left, organised a charity golf day for Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

Touched by the care given to his sister by staff at Countess Mountbatten Hospice inspired golfer Martin Irisarri to raise money for the charity.

Martin, 54, held a charity golf day in memory of his sister, Susannah, who died at the hospice last year following a brain tumour.

Martin has raised money for different causes since hosting his first golf event ten years ago.

The latest instalment at Castle Combe’s Manor House Golf Club raised £2,500 for Countess Mountbatten.

“I have now reached an age where I see more and more people being affected and touched by hospices in some form,” said Martin.

“That has been brought into particularly focus by the death of my sister.

“When I visited her at the hospice, I saw for myself how dedicated the staff were.

“I was there when a doctor was taking the time to try to communicate with Susannah, talking to her in a very different type of language to what I’d seen with doctors before.

“Hospices are about making sure you are as peaceful as you possibly can be.

“They are just so well versed in dealing with death and I’m so grateful to Countess Mountbatten.”

Nigel Hartley, Countess Mountbatten chief executive, said: “We are extremely grateful to Martin for his donation.

“The support of the community is so important to us because we want to help more people like Susannah receive the best possible care when they need us.”

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