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Charity golf day raises more than £4,000 for Colorectal charity at Wansbeck hospital

Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Charity golf day raises more than £4,000 for Colorectal charity at Wansbeck hospital

A warm thank you to Geoff Proundcock and members of Morpeth golf club who raised an amazing £4,000 for the colorectal charity at Wansbeck hospital.

Much of the money was raised from an epic golf match which saw Geoff as Men’s captain join last year’s ladies captain Margaret Finnie and Seniors’ Captain John Williams to play 108 holes in a day. The idea came from the 108th anniversary of the golf club, and the six-round challenge took 13 hours to complete.

Mr Proudcock said: “It was a bit of an effort, but we had fun doing it and the members of the golf club were very supportive.”

The club also organised a fashion evening, Ernie Coe Northumbrian night and countless of raffles in support of the cause.  

Mr Proudcock said: “The reason for raising the money was because I was treated for cancer at Wansbeck four years ago, and the care I received was outstandingly good. Ward 4 is very good and I can’t fault Wansbeck at all. The treatment has been outstanding and I really wanted to raise the profile of the hospital. All of the events were well sponsored by members of Morpeth golf club, we all had a lot of fun getting involved. I would like to thank Consultant Surgeon Mike Bradburn, the team on Ward 4, the oncologist and the specialist nurses for their help and support during the year.”

The cheque was presented to consultant surgeon Mike Bradburn and specialist nurses and ward staff who cared for Geoff Proudlock at Wansbeck General Hospital.

Mr Bradburn said: “We would like to thank Geoff and his fellow captains at Morpeth Golf Club for choosing our charity and raising such a fantastic amount. There isn’t a family who isn’t touched by cancer and Geoff battled the illness with such determination and made a positive impression on us all. All our donations go towards improving the experiences of patients receiving their care with us, helping those who are similarly going through a difficult time.”

The donation is through Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Bright Charity which works hard to provide the extras which ensure patients of all ages have the best experience possible during their stay in hospital.