Castlettes golf group raises funds for Hope Hospice


Members of the Castlettes, Castlewood Country Club's women's nine-hole golf group, presents a ceremonial donation check worth $5,000 to Hope Hospice at the nonprofit's headquarters in Dublin.

The money was raised during the Castlettes' charity holiday luncheon, themed "Mistletoe and Mimosas" -- an event that also provided 42 Secret Santa gifts to Tri-Valley seniors and donated several bins filled with toys to Toys for Tots.

"The Castlettes are a generous and lively group of women who are passionate about giving back to their community," said Nicole Murray, 2018 Castlettes' captain. "Hope Hospice is especially near and dear to our hearts, as this organization has provided care for several past Castlettes and their families."

"While there have been many that have passed over the years, we held this year's benefit luncheon in honor of Christi Hilton, a Castlette and dear friend who was compassionately cared for by Hope Hospice the past several months. We are truly grateful for the compassionate services that Hope Hospice provides. Thank you to the entire Hope Hospice team," Murray added.

The holiday luncheon, which was co-chaired by Kala Swaminathan and Michelle Hodges, saw more than 65 items donated from local residents and businesses to help raise funds for Hope Hospice.

"It is our privilege to be able to bring comfort to the patients and families of this community, and we are grateful to the Castlettes for their ongoing support of Hope Hospice," Hope Hospice CEO Jennifer Hansen said.

"We appreciate the time and effort they put into this wonderful event. Thanks to their generosity, families in the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas can receive high quality, personalized end-of-life care so they can enjoy what matters most to them," Hansen added.

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