Golfers boost unit appeal

A GROUP of golfers swung into action to raise more than £16,000 for the Dreamdrops Appeal during a special day at Brampton Park Golf Club. Proceeds from the event, which included an auction and raffle, will help provide the new children s unit at Hinching

A GROUP of golfers swung into action to raise more than £16,000 for the Dreamdrops Appeal during a special day at Brampton Park Golf Club.

Proceeds from the event, which included an auction and raffle, will help provide the new children's unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital with equipment to make life a little easier for patients.

The golf day was organised by the 2006 Brampton Park Golf Club captains, Julie Miller and Steve Cox, who presented the proceeds from the day to Lady Alison De Ramsey, chairman of the fundraising committee of the Dreamdrops Appeal.

The captains said the event had exceeded all their expectations as they had originally set a target of raising £10,000.

Ms Miller said: "We wouldn't have raised such an amazing amount of money without the support of all those who took part and the local businesses who supported the day. It was fantastic and we smashed our £10,000 fundraising target and raised the most the club has ever raised."

Lady De Ramsey said the fundraising highlighted the generosity and the commitment to children's services in Huntingdonshire.

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"This sum is an extra boost to the appeal, which raises money to support those extras that make being in hospital and away from home more

tolerable for children, babies, teenagers and their families," she said.

As well as the charity golf day, which was held in July and attracted 58 teams of four, a curry night was also held at the Spice Inn in Huntingdon.

The golf club decided to support the Dreamdrops Appeal after Molly, the 10-year-old daughter of a friend of the club, Mike Greenwood of Somersham,was treated for cancer at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. He also took part in the golf day.

INFORMATION: The Dreamdrops Appeal, Helping Holly Care for Children, raises funds for the new unit to home children's services on the site of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The money raised will pay for a sensory stimulation area for children with complex disabilities as well as learn and play equipment and much more. Call 01480 308220.

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