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Romiley captains swing into action to raise £5,800 for MedEquip4Kids

CHILDREN from across Stockport who are feeling under par will soon have a smile on their faces thanks to a fantastic fundraising effort by golfers from Romiley Golf Club in Stockport.

The Romiley captains, Anne Harrison and Andrew Reed, chose to help fundraise for children’s charity, MedEquip4Kids, who have provided the equipment and services to the Children’s Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital. They really got into the swing of it, raising a fantastic £5,800 from more than a year of fundraising activities.

Poorly children on the Treehouse Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital are enjoying both a refurbished garden and regular visits from Louby Lou – a Giggle Doctor. Funds were also used to provide new monitoring equipment for children with profound disabilities who access support at Swanbourne Gardens in Edgeley.

Anne and Andy attended the new playground’s opening, along with other funders, to see the fabulous new equipment in use by children from the Treehouse Unit. They also were able to see Giggle Doctor, Louby Lou, in action cheering up children by performing magic and playing games. Louby Lou does ward rounds once a month at the Treehouse Unit, distracting the poorly children; brightening the faces of young patients and helping them cope with hospital treatment.

MedEquip4Kids event fundraiser, Lily Axworthy, said: “We are so grateful for the support of Romiley Golf Club over the last 18 months. They have raised an astonishing amount from a number of different activities and their efforts will have a real impact on the lives of sick and injured young people in the Stockport area.”

Anne added: “As captains we have enjoyed working together and feel we have made a small but valuable contribution to our local community. We are grateful to Romiley members and visitors who have generously supported our fundraising efforts. We organised many events, including a Christmas market, fashion show, beauty demonstration, various raffles, and a charity golf day.

“The Treehouse Unit is a very special place and we are delighted to have supported MedEquip4Kids.”