Thursday 24 May 2018

Letchworth Early Bird Golf team’s fundraising promotes dignity and independence at Garden House Hospice Care


A group of retired golfers known as the ‘Early Birds’ have raised over £1700 in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.


By donating their weekly tee-off kitty and money raised from their recent Annual Dinner, this amazing group have supported the purchase of a piece of vital equipment to not only improve the quality of life for patients, but which also promotes independence and dignity.

Early Bird Golfers with the new piece of equipment and several clinical staff.

Mick Hodgson from the Early Bird Golfers commented:

“Many of us have had personal connections with the Hospice. We wanted to raise money for an item that would make a real difference to patient care and were delighted when the clinical team informed us of a particular piece of equipment that they felt would help both patients and staff.”

Sarah Bradfield, Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Manager at Garden House Hospice Care, commented:

“The piece of equipment, known as Sara Stedy, is already making a huge difference by encouraging patients to stand up independently and is helping to support a wide range of everyday activities.”

Cathy White, Individual Giving Manager commented:

“A huge thank you to the Letchworth Early Bird Golfers for their generosity. They were so keen to buy something specific to help support patient care and the Sara Stedy has made and will continue to make a tremendous difference to the care of many of our patients.”

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