Golf Captains raise thousands for local hospital

Two captains of Cleethorpes Golf Club have donated thousands of pounds to two departments at Grimsby hospital which are very close to their hearts.

Captain Glenn Wishart, lady captain Susan Colvin and chairman Liz Stones presented the cheques to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the Pink Rose Suite. As a tradition, each captain chooses a charity and a charity day event is held to raise money for the chosen causes.

Pink Rose Suite (from left) senior healthcare assistant Gill Smith, medical secretary Debbie Austwick, captain Glenn Wishart, lady captain Susan Colvin, breastcare survivorship clinical nurse specialist Susan Cooper, advanced practitioner Janet Hendy and community champion for HTF Laura Gooderham.

The charity day raised £6,972 which was split equally between the two departments at the Diana, Princess of Wales hospital. Susan said: “As a local golf club, we wanted the money to go to a local charity. We all know family and friends who have been treated at the Pink Rose Suite so it’s close to my heart. Just like the neonatal unit is close with Glenn’s. It feels really nice to be able to help.”

Breastcare survivorship clinical nurse specialist Susan Cooper, who works on the Pink Rose Suite, said: “We have so many patients and the amount of patients who will benefit from this type of charitable donation is huge.”

Glenn’s grandchild was cared for by the NICU team and he chose to donate his half of the funds to that department for that reason. Glenn and Susan presented the cheque to NICU ward sister Emma Spicer.

Emma said: “There have been different types of equipment we have been looking at recently including new cots for babies that are height adjustable, breathing machines, breast milk pumps and we are looking to get some new breastfeeding chairs.”

Community champion for The Health Tree Foundation Laura Gooderham, said: “Thank you so much to Susan and Glenn for having the hospital in their thoughts when choosing who to raise money for. The donations really do go a long way to improve the services we offer to patients. We really appreciate such a generous donation and it’s comforting to know local clubs and organisations are supporting their local hospital.”

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