Golf day raises funds for two charities

PUBLISHED: 14:56 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:56 08 November 2018

Rotary president John Hall presenting the donation to Jane for the special care baby unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.

Rotary president John Hall presenting the donation to Jane for the special care baby unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol.

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Keen golfers raised more than £6,000 for the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

Rotary Nailsea and Backwell held a charity golf day at Mendip Springs Golf Club in Congresbury which saw 32 teams taking part.

Golf enthusiasts enjoyed some friendly competition at the event to raise money for two good causes.

The club donated the majority of the money to a campaign organised by Jane Tucker, whose son Jack died 24 days after his birth.

Jane and her friend Sarah Tyson started fundraising in Jack’s memory and so far just under £200,000 has been raised for the baby care unit.

Money raised from the golf day was donated to the appeal, with £4,300 going towards a baby warmer – which helps babies who require special care after their birth.

The remaining £1,200 from the fundraiser went to Child Assist which helps disadvantaged young people in North Somerset.

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