A local business has continued its over 30-year commitment to supporting charities in the area by hosting its annual golf day.

Home and Finance Ltd, which has stores in Ulverston, Dalton and Millom, raised a total of £3,315, which has been donated to St Mary's Hospice.

The Ulverston based charity, which provides care to people with life-limiting conditions and their families from across South Cumbria, will use the money to provide hospice care to those in need.

Home & Finance Director Kevin Walsh said: "We have, for the past 30 years and more, been raising and contributing money to and for many different charities across the UK and local area.

“The funds we raise at our Customer Golf Days could not be made possible without the outstanding hospitality given by each of the golf clubs we use, historically being Barrow Golf Club and Grange Over Sands Golf Club, but more recently we have used Ulverston Golf Club and this year also Eskdale Golf Club."

Reflecting on why St Mary’s Hospice was the chosen charity this year, Kevin explained how vital the service is to the region.

He added: "We have donated the funds raised to so many different charities over the years, but the hospice plays such a huge role in many people’s lives.

"It's so close to the hearts of so many of our customers so it is the obvious choice for the majority of the funds we raise to go to."

Annabelle Holloway, Corporate Partnerships Manager at St Mary’s Hospice, thanked the business and its customers for their ongoing support.

"Our care is available to anyone in the Furness or South Lakes area who has a life-limiting illness and without the kind generosity of companies and people like Home and Finances Ltd we wouldn’t be able to keep going," she said.

"We only receive a small percentage of funding from the Government meaning the work we do is funded by donations likes these."