An enthusiastic team from IHP – the construction partner working with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on the Making Room for Dignity project to create new mental health facilities for the communities of North and South Derbyshire, teed off and stepped out to seek sponsorship for Pathways, a great cause, local to their current construction project at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

“To play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk.” …or so wrote H.S Scrivener in 1903.

The eager team of five staff from IHP Derbyshire North volunteered to test out this theory on 24th May, as they set out to walk over 100 combined miles (nearer to 115 miles to be precise!), whilst also completing four rounds of golf in a single day to raise money for Pathways.

To make the most of the daylight hours, John Greenoff, Mark Turver, Gary Wardle, Andrew West and Jonathan Whyman, teed-off their big golfing and walking bonanza, bright and early at 5:30am at Wakefield Golf Club, where they each covered a walking distance of 23 miles as they complete the course four times over. As the organiser of the charity event, John kept a watchful eye to ensure the buggy ban was strictly enforced and the full distance was covered on foot! The team finished their challenge at 9.30pm having clocked up 50,000 steps!

The team raised £1890, nearly double their original target of £1000. Every penny will go towards supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover.

Thank you to the team on your amazing challenge.