Charity champions

Abbeydale Golf Club raises £17,200 and funds education room for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Members of Abbeydale Golf Club have raised £17,200 for The Children’s Hospital Charity, funding a Staff Training and Education Room in the new wing of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Club captains Martin Dykes and Libby Ireland organised events throughout 2016, including a casino night, a golf day and a race night to raise funds for the hospital – which is one of just four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK.

“Supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital through The Children’s Hospital Charity was an easy choice for us,” said Martin. “It’s both a local charity and a major asset to the city.”

“Abbeydale Golf Club is proud to have been able to fund a staff education and seminar room, which is one of the special projects underway in the current upgrading of the hospital.”

The new room will be used for vital staff training within the hospital. As well as functioning as a dedicated place for department meetings, the room will allow teams to meet together and discuss ways they can keep on top of best practise.

“We felt that many of our members could understand why supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital is so important,” said Martin, “often through personal experience.”
“We would like to say a big thank you to our club members and their guests for their generous support over the year.”

Fundraising assistant for The Children’s Hospital Charity, Caitlin Hallatt said, “Abbeydale Golf Club put so much effort into supporting the charity this year. The room they have funded will be an essential place in our hospital where specialists can learn even more skills which will benefit poorly patients. We can’t thank them enough.”

The Children’s Hospital Charity helps to fund specialist equipment, research into prevention and cure of childhood illness and improvements to the hospital environment. If you would like to support the charity by making an online donation go to