Castlettes, Castlewood Country Club’s all-female, nine-hole golf club, donated $5,100, raised during a raffle and silent auction at the group’s annual holiday luncheon, to Hope Hospice. The group also provided Secret Santa gifts to Seniors of the Tri-Valley.

Castlettes are a generous and lively group of women who are passionate about giving back to their community,” says Linda Simpson, the golf club’s captain. “Hope Hospice is especially near and dear to our hearts, as this organization has provided care for several Castlettes and their families.”

This year’s benefit luncheon in December was held in honor of Bob Glynn and Harry Sheppard, both of whom were cared for by Hope Hospice last year, and Sharon DeSousa.

Hope Hospice, in Dublin, and the country club in Pleasanton have worked together on charity events over the years, including the upcoming By Your Side awards luncheon to be held March 26, and the annual Hope 100 Golf Marathon to be held Sept. 24.

“The entire Hope team appreciates the ongoing generosity of the Castlettes, which helps us serve more families in the Tri-Valley,” says Hope CEO Jennifer Hansen. “Their annual support helps us offset costs of running our Grief Support Center and Family Caregiver Education Series, which are available to the public at no charge.”