Golf club hands £6,000 to hospital

Mundesley Golf Club members have presented £6,000 to the children's ambulatory care department of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in memory of the baby grandson of two captains.

Mundesley Golf Club members have presented £6,000 to the children's ambulatory care department of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in memory of the baby grandson of two captains.

Little Ryan Craske was first seen at the unit in October 2006 and later transferred to Great Ormond Street, where he died when he was six weeks old. He was the grandson of this year's captain, David Craske, and 2007 captain Mike Foster.

When David began fundraising for the unit at the start of this year his charity fund appeal was also backed by ladies' captain Sue Symmons and seniors' captain Tony Cooke - and they rapidly passed the initial target of £2,000.

“The whole club was working together to produce a superb result and I would like to thank all the members of Mundesley Golf Club for their support and enabling us to achieve this,” said David. “I will be visiting the hospital in the New Year after all the equipment has been purchased and it will be a joy to see the conclusion of this project.”

This money will purchase a Datascope Trio Cardiac Monitoring System which will be used in the assessment unit and three auroscope/ opthalmoscope sets. The remaining £1,500 will be spent on a 22” LCD/DVD combi, a selection of DVDs, and some good quality play equipment for the playroom.

The money was presented to Jill Wakley, the sister in charge of the unit, who told the club: “It is often only with donations such as this that we can buy the extra equipment that sometimes makes all the difference to the children and families we care for.”

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In addition, the captains have also presented £1080 to the club's junior section at the club.

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