Ladies’ swing into action to support The Friends of St Cross
The ladies section of Rugby Golf Club presented a cheque for £2,100 to the Friends of St Cross after a fantastic year of raising funds for the charity. Ladies’ Captain Caroline Brown had nominated The Friends as her charity for the year. She and fellow members organised various events throughout the last year including Lady Captain’s Day, when Caroline and the Mens’ Captain, Martin Weaver, dressed in 1900s costume, a lunch, numerous raffles, harvest festival, charity golf day and Christmas bazaar.
Caroline said she selected the Friends because ‘Charity begins at Home’ and the majority of the members at RGC are local people who will benefit from the services provided by the Hospital of St Cross. She said: “It was, and still is a cornerstone of our community which needs the support of local people.” She worked at St.Cross for many years in the pathology department before it was moved over to UHCW and has many happy memories of her time there.
Caroline presented the cheque to Heather Green, Chairperson of the Friends (pictured with ladies from the Ladies Golf Section) after the Ladies Day competition on March 19. The ladies had previously had a talk about the work that the Friends do to support the local hospital and community and mental health services.
Heather informed the group that the money would be used to purchase 12 special chairs which patients can use when they are able to get out of bed. The chairs come in a range of heights which enable the nurses to seat the patients most comfortably and reduces the risk of the patients developing pressure sores.
Picture by Eddie White