Porters Park Golf Club raises £15,050 for the Redevelopment Appeal!

Porters Park Golf Club raises £15,050 for the Redevelopment Appeal!

Posted by Tamsin Roberts on 27 January 2014

The RNOH Charity is delighted to announce that it recently received a donation of £15,050, from Porters Park Golf Club in Radlett, Herts. 

The golf club’s captain, Colin Murray, organised a series of fundraising events throughout 2013, including a raffle, an auction of promises, and a charity golf day where tees were sponsored for £100 each.

£14,650 had been raised by the club when Professor Anthony Goldstone CBE, the Chair of the RNOH Trust, accepted a cheque on behalf of the RNOH Charity (pictured above); since then the club has raised a further £500. The donation will be used to fund a patient room in the Acute Adult Ward in the new RNOH. In recognition of the generosity of everyone involved in the fundraising, the RNOH will name a room in the new hospital after the golf club.

The Porters Park Club captain chooses a charity to support each year, and Colin chose to support the RNOH after hearing about the planned redevelopment programme.  He said:  “The RNOH is a real jewel at the heart of our local community, and because of the wide range of ages of patients treated at Stanmore; it has touched an enormous number of individual lives.  After a visit to the hospital, I was shocked to see the dilapidated buildings and facilities and amazed at the standard of care that is provided there, despite substandard conditions.   It will be a real privilege to see the new hospital in a couple of years’ time and to know that we played a part in its creation.”

Professor Goldstone said:  “The RNOH transforms lives, and thanks to the generosity of everyone involved at Porters Park, we will be able to continue to do so in a brand new, outstanding facility.  We currently provide world class care with excellent patient outcomes in very poor facilities, which is testimony to the dedication and commitment of our staff and supporters.  On behalf of the 90,000 men, women and children who come to Stanmore each year for treatment, I would like to convey our sincere appreciation.”