Charity golf day raises thousands for stroke services at Broomfield Hospital

Over 100 golfers grabbed their clubs and took to the fairways to raise £3,835 for stroke services at Broomfield Hospital.

The money raised will help provide additional supportive seating, wheelchairs and hearing amplifiers for patients receiving stroke rehabilitation care.

The annual day of golf was hosted by Graeme Aitken, Lead Clinical Site Manager at Broomfield Hospital, and has been something he has organised alongside Dan Young since 2017, who used to work at Broomfield but is now Director of Unplanned Care at Homerton Hospital. Graeme explained that his time at a previous hospital inspired him to raise funds for a relative’s room. That initial decision led to him pledging to host a charity golf day year after year to benefit his hospital’s charity.

Graeme, photographed left said: “It’s amazing that we have had so much support again from so many golfers, there is a real mix of abilities and it’s lovely to see people return year after year or new faces helping raise money for Broomfield Hospital. It’s great to know that such a fun day has such a positive impact on patients and we are already planning the next one in 2025.”

Previous charity golf days have contributed to a relative room fit out, a bladder scanner and sensory equipment to benefit those living with dementia.

Judy Harper-Bright, Matron on Broomfield’s Stroke unit said: “We are so thankful for Graeme and Dan and their players’ support of the Stroke unit. The funds raised will help us provide additional rehabilitation items for patients following a stroke, so will make a real difference to their care and recovery.”

Graeme and Dan’s next charity golf day will take place on Friday 20 June at Maylands Golf Club, Romford. To find out more about taking part please contact Graeme on 07791 422199.