Brothers to throw Royston golf day fundraiser for paediatric neurology at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge
PUBLISHED: 17:01 02 August 2017
Brothers who raised a whopping £16,000 for a children's ward by throwing a golf event in Barkway last year are set for another, and hope to raise even more cash.
Tom Hanson from Therfield and his brothers James and John from Royston – who are all third generation builders at family firm Hanson Services Ltd – are throwing the charity day at Royston Golf Club for paediatric neurology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Last year they held an event at Barkway Park Golf Club and the funds went to the hospital’s D2 children’s ward.
Tom told the Crow: “Our motivation to support children’s services at Addenbrooke’s is due to several personal links the family have with the hospital.
“We all have young children of our own and value the local care we have and want to help make it even better.
“After the fundraiser last year D2 ward secured a £1 million plus fund for a refurb, which was superb news.
“Our donation was specifically used to buy equipment, including specialist beds for children who suffer with seizures to provide them with a comfortable environment while keeping them safe from injury.
“They could also get specialist monitors, breast pumps and training for two nurses focusing on children with high dependency – which could have life changing benefits to hundreds of youngsters.
“We have moved the golf day, despite Barkway’s superb hospitality last year, simply because we think that the location will raise more money for charity.
“We are all members at Royston and the central location allows us to invite friends, family, colleagues, customers and suppliers to join us and be a part of the day – while also testing everyone’s golfing skills over the hills.”
Dr Alasdair Parker, from the paediatric neurology team, said: “The paediatric neurology team are a rapidly growing service based in Cambridge, but helping children with problems affecting their brain, nerves or muscles across the whole of East Anglia.
“They see a large number of children every year and aim to stay at the forefront of medical science, allowing families to benefit from the very best treatment.
“We greatly appreciate the fundraising, which supports our aim to give families the very best of care.”
Banyers House is sponsoring the event and the siblings are thrilled to have had auction prizes already donated. Prestige Flooring, which donated the largest prize last year, is set to do so again offering 100m2 of fitted flooring worth around £2,500. Tom, James and John are always looking for more however so if you can donate get in touch.
The golf day will go ahead at Royston Golf Club on August 18, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.