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Southampton golf day raises 3,000

The sun was shining for the annual Bitterne Park Golf Society charity day for Southampton Hospital Charity’s neonatal unit fund.

The event, held at Southampton Municipal Golf Club, was packed full of fun and entertainment, including 18 holes of golf, a raffle, putting games, a hole in one competition, and also an auction on the day.

David Green, Captain of Bitterne Park Golf Society, comments: “This was the first time I have ever organised anything like this for charity, so was quite nervous as i wanted it to be as successful as possible. 

I need not have worried! With a good committee behind me, we got all 18 holes sponsored , so thank you to all our sponsors, and to the staff at the golf club. I would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along on the day to support the charity.

The money will help the neonatal unit buy those little extras to help the babies. In the past, some of our members children have been treated in the unit, which is why are supporting them this year.”

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialist care to sick term and pre-term (premature) newborn babies, and is located at Princess Anne Hospital.

It is one of the largest neonatal units in the country treating around 750 babies a year, from Southampton, Poole & Bournemouth, Chichester, Dorchester, Basingstoke, the Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester and the Channel Islands.

Suzie Simmons, fundraising manager for Southampton Hospital Charity says: “Thank you so much to David and the rest of the committee for choosing to support our neonatal unit.

To have raised £3,000 from a day of golf is incredible, and the society are very lucky to have the support of the local community who all came together to support the hospital.

If anyone wants to find out more about how to help the neonatal unit, or indeed any area of Southampton General or Princess Anne Hospital, please contact the charity team on 023 8120 8881 or charity@uhs.nhs.uk.”




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