Hotel boss on target to raise £5,000 for former colleague

Rockliffe Hall chief executive Eamonn Elliott recently successfully completed an Olympic triathlon at Castle Howard, the first stage of his bid to raise £5000 for the family of a former colleague who died in March.

Next, Eamonn will host a special golf day at the five-star resort on Tuesday, September 3, to raise further funds for the family of Laura Cafferty.

Eamonn worked with Laura at two other hotels during his career, most recently at The Grand Jersey Hotel, where Laura was Spa Manager.

In 2017, at the age of just 34, doctors found a cancerous tumour on Laura’s leg and she was later diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Leiomyosarcoma.

Laura travelled from her home on Jersey to Southampton for intensive chemotherapy and continued to search for alternative treatments abroad, including Mexico.

Sadly the treatment didn’t work and the cancer metastasised to her pelvis and back. Laura died on March 25, leaving her husband Karl, and their two-year-old daughter, Maya.

Eamonn says: “Laura was a fabulous friend and it was a pleasure knowing her, and working with her.

“She was an incredibly strong woman. The triathlon was tough, but worth it to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause and I hope to raise much more through the special golf day in September.”

At a Golf Day for Laura guests will enjoy a breakfast roll and tea or coffee on arrival at 10.30am before the teams take to the course for a Shotgun Start at mid-day.

On-course competitions include Longest Drive and Beat the Pro. Following the 18-hole competition there’ll be a prize giving and two course dinner in the Grassholme Suite.

He price for a team of four is £350 and includes a £150 donation to support Laura’s family.

Eamonn has also set up a crowdfunding page for additional donations: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/triathlon-for-laura

To book a team on the golf day call 01325 729999.