THE Princess Royal Hospital’s (PRH) Neonatal Unit received an early Christmas present courtesy of Shrewsbury Golf Club last month.
Club captain Nick Baker and lady captain Tina Robinson chose PRH’s Neonatal Unit and over the year a range of activities from golf competitions to fundraising raffles has generated £5,260 to support the hospital unit in Telford, which works to provide the highest standard of care for premature and ill babies.
The money was presented to Dr Sanjeev Deshapnde (clinical director for Neonatology) at Shrewsbury Golf Club’s Christmas carol service where the club choir led members in Yuletide celebrations.
“We care for pre-term and ill babies, so often the technology we use is very expensive,” said Dr Deshapnde.
“We use a range of equipment from incubators and machines that cool babies and support their breathing to machines that deliver vital fluids and nutrients. The funds raised by Shrewsbury Golf Club are very welcome and help to support the care our staff provide to our pre-term babies. I’d like to thank Shrewsbury Golf Club for their generous donation that will help save the lives of babies.”
The lady captain’s grand-daughter, Violet Mae Robinson, was also at the presentation. Violet was one of the reasons for supporting the charity, receiving critical care from the Neonatal Unit when she was born prematurely.
“Violet would not be alive without the care she had from a neonatal unit. Today she is a very healthy two-year-old. That’s why our fundraising this year aimed to ensure that our local neonatal unit at PRH has what it needs to look after young babies and new parents,” explained Tina.
More than 70 members of the club came to hear the club choir, made up of 20 club members, and join them in singing a wide range of Christmas carols.