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LV=Golf Day at Ferndown Golf Club is fundraising hole in one

By mbarber  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

From the left, Kelly Hector, Sian Jenkins, Steve Haynes and Karen Fernley

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A charity golf day held by LV= at Ferndown Golf Club in July 2013 raised a tee-rific £12,000 which was shared by the children’s unit at Poole Hospital and the Round Table Children’s Wish (RTCW) charity.

The LV= golf day was first instigated by Colin Fisher, a former employee and keen supporter of the children’s unit and RTCW. Sadly a decline in Colin’s health meant he was no longer able to run the event and so for the last few years the group risk management department at LV= has stepped in to carry on his work.

Each year the department strive to make the event even bigger than the last, in order to raise as much money as possible for the charities. This year’s golf day will be held on 18 July.

Ian Hamilton of the LV= group risk operational support department said: “When asked to assist with the golf day I had severely underestimated just how rewarding the event would be.

“The massive support we received both internally and externally meant we were able to raise an incredible amount of money for two great charities.

“All that combined with glorious sun resulted in a great day and a great result.”

Kenneth MacKenzie, senior housekeeper on the children’s unit at Poole Hospital, said: “The funds raised will support the refurbishment of the treatment room on Bearwood ward.

“This room is a very important part of the ward, once refurbished it will provide a more organised and efficient space for our patients and staff.

“The nursing staff would like to say how much LV= support means to us and how much we appreciate their generous donation.”

Previous donations have enabled the children’s unit to purchase a cuddle cot, suction machines and an additional resuscitation trolley.

For more information contact 01202 448449 or email fundraising@poole.nhs.uk.

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