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Wet weather doesn’t dampen fundraising efforts

There were no birdies, eagles or holes in one but that didn’t deter a group of golfing fundraisers from raising cash for charity.

Members of the Grimsby Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders (GIES) have donated £1,000 to The Health Tree Foundation, the charity for Grimsby hospital.  

The money has been split between the Pink Rose Fund and the coronary care unit.

The golf day, which was rained off after lunch, saw 80 people take part. The day has been an annual event for more than 25 years and is held in memory of former member Albert Peart.

Members have donated money from the event to local charities over the last 10 years, with the coronary care unit receiving more than £3,000.

GIES treasurer Barry Merrison said: “A lot of our members have used the coronary care unit so what better place to donate some money to.”

Staff nurse for the coronary care unit Lorraine Conley said: “We really appreciate donations like these, it means that we can go above and beyond for our patients.”

Talking about why they have also donated to the Pink Rose Fund, president Alan Moorby said: “Lots of our members’ wives have been treated at the Pink Rose Suite and we like to give back and show our appreciation.”

Helen Lindley advanced nurse practioner for the Pink Rose Suite said: “We are extremely grateful for this donation as it will go towards buying equipment for the unit.”

Secretary Malcolm Gaffing added: “We wish to thank all those individuals and companies who made a donation as well as the staff at the Grimsby Golf Club who were brilliant on the day.”

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