Family fun day at Dunchurch Social Club raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Showing off the tasty treats at the fun day.
Showing off the tasty treats at the fun day.

A fun day and golf tournament has raised £1,7000 for the hospital that saved a Wolston boy’s life after he was born with half a heart.

Golfers teed off at Leam Valley with the family event held at Dunchurch Social Club on Saturday.

Little Samuel was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

He had open heart surgery when he was just one week old and another operation sixth months later.

The money will go to Birmingham’s Children Hospital who have cared for Samuel since he was born.

His mum, Angela, said the event started off as a golf day grew and grew.

She said: “Both events went really well and money is still coming in.

“We are really pleased to raise such a great amount for hospital and would like to thank all the local businesses who supported it, Dunchurch Social Club and especially Lisa Mushing-Rimmer.”

The fun day included facepainting, bouncy castle, craft stalls and tombola.

“It was such a brilliant atmosphere,” added Angela.

“We had great weather and it was lovely to see all the children having fun. It’s our way of giving something back.”