Linden Homes’ annual charity golf day raised a staggering £24,000 for Torbay Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.
Key stakeholders were invited to the event where they played golf at Torquay’s 18 hole golf course. There was also a putting competition, a raffle and an auction, where one of the prizes was a framed picture donated by Torbay Hospital, which was created by a local artist using baby footprints.
Bradley Davison, managing director of Linden Homes, said: “We are delighted that the event was such a resounding success. We managed to raise a huge sum of money for two very worthwhile causes and it was good fun for everyone involved.”
Around 60,000 babies are born in the South West every year and up to 10 per cent may require care from the neonatal units across the region.
Sue Prosser, senior nurse at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, said: “We have 26 cots at the unit and provide different 'levels of care' depending on the needs of the baby, including intensive care, high dependency care, special care and transitional care.
“£12,000 each is a fantastic sum and we are incredibly grateful for the support. Donations like this will enable us to progress our larger projects and help premature babies and their families. We cannot thank Linden Homes enough!”
Vanessa Diamond, from Torbay Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit said: “We have 10 cots and care for approximately 330 babies a year, who may be small, premature or need extra care or observation. We are hoping to create a mother and father unit to enable both parents to stay at the hospital and this money will make a huge difference!”
Both units work closely together to ensure premature babies born in the area receive fantastic care. For more details visit www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk and www.rdehospital.nhs.uk
Bradley added: “This was our fifth charity golf day as a company and we’ve now raised over £100,000 for local charities including: Rowcroft Hospice, Devon and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, Children’s Hospice South West, Footsteps for Louie, Torbay Holiday Helpers Network and the East Devon and Exeter Motor Neurone Disease Association. We look forward to the next golf day!”
Linden Homes is currently building homes in Exeter, Kingsteignton, Okehampton, Paignton, Blackawton, Totnes, Sherford, Barnstaple and Camborne.
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Linden Homes’ Managing Director, Bradley Davison
Linden Homes’ Commercial Director, Richard Crook
09 May 2018