Tee off at Charity Golf Day and help enhance facilities for local NHS hospitals

Posted 17th August 2022

Calling all you avid golfers! Join Northamptonshire Health Charity for an un-fore-gettable day at their 7th annual Charity Golf Day on Thursday 8th September. The independent charity, which supports local NHS hospitals and community services across the county, are looking for teams to help raise money towards their two current major appeals. 

The charity team are working hard with the local community to raise funds for a new outside play area for the children’s wards at Northampton General Hospital. For a child, being able to play whilst being treated in hospital is really important for their recovery as it is reassuring and familiar, enabling children to express their feelings and anxieties.

The funds raised from this year’s Golf Day will also benefit the Twinkling Stars appeal for the new maternity bereavement suite at Kettering General Hospital. 

Lead Bereavement Midwife, Lisa Drummond, said: “Each year we care for up to 100 families who suffer the heartbreak of losing their baby… While we work very closely and supportively with parents in this situation, we know that our facilities really let us down and we want to change that.”

At present, parents experiencing this devastating loss are in the delivery suite itself. They hear babies crying and it can be unavoidable to see a new mum with her baby. Amongst the new facilities, funding from the appeal will create a new bereavement room as well as family room that is entirely separate from the delivery suite.

Last year’s event also supported the two appeals and raised a fantastic £5,900, meaning £2,950 for each. Sign up your team of 4 and take part in this year’s golf day and you will be helping to make a huge difference to people across the county. 

It costs £260 for your team of 4 golfers and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, nearest the pin and longest drive. Hole sponsorship is also available. For more information and to sign up please visit the charity’s website northamptonshirehealthcharity.co.uk 

If you have any queries, or would like to discuss sponsoring a hole please call the team on 01604 626927 or email greenheart@nhcf.co.uk