Children’s Hospital Press Release
It is customary at most golf clubs, that during their year of captaincy, the Captain and Lady Captain propose and then support their chosen charity.
At Abbeydale Golf Club in 2016, both Captains decided upon the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield as the focus of their fund raising efforts.
Our Captains - Martin and Libby wished to support a local charity and felt that their choice was one that many of our members could relate to, often through personal experience.
Preparation and planning started in 2015 involving working groups and many meetings were held to discuss our ideas for fund raising activities in the year ahead.
We finally decided on three main events to involve club members and their guests – a Casino Night, a Charity Golf Day and a Race Night, to be spread throughout the year.
Our first event, the Casino Night was very well supported, with around 100 attending, and the enthusiastic betting ensured the fund raising was off to a fine start.
Several other events were also organised during the year, ranging from a Duplicate Bridge Day attracting many players from outside the club, to a Fashion Show, supported by a local retailer from the Fulwood/Broomhill area.The usual raffles, personal contributions and a simple bottle on the club bar for our member’s loose change, all contributed to an amazing final total of £17,200.00.
The charity has given Abbeydale Golf Club the option of the monies being used to support a project outside of the normal NHS funding. The one chosen is a staff education and seminar room in the new wing of the hospital.
The room will be available for staff training, department meetings and for teams to meet together to keep on top of best practise. It’s a room which will allow for vital training for the staff within the hospital and will cost £15K-£20K to fund.
The Children’s Hospital was an easy choice for us, being both a local charity and a major asset to the city.
Abbeydale Golf Club is proud to be able to help in funding one of the special projects that form part of the current upgrading of the Hospital
A big thank you to our club members and their guests for their generous support over the year.
Martin and Libby
Abbeydale Golf Club Captains 2016