Tewkesbury Park Golf Club tee up support for Hospitals Charity
When Mike Harrison began a year as senior captain of Tewkesbury Park Golf Club, he took the opportunity to say thanks to the dedicated Cardiology Team at Cheltenham General Hospital who helped to transform his life – and to do something to make an impact for future patients.
With support from the golf club members, Mike raised £2,007 to help provide extra care and equipment for local heart patients through a year of fundraising events at the Golf Club, featuring a Captains day and dinner, a trick-shot challenge and numerous raffles, sweepstakes and competitions to raise funds at every opportunity.
“Little did I realise that when I approached my GP to discuss irregular heart beats that within a few months I would be needing an implanted cardiac device (pacemaker) and be on medication for the rest of my life - but that’s what’s happened. It was an easy choice for my nominated charity in my Captain’s year because I am so grateful to the NHS and to the Cardiology team in particular. Without their expertise and efforts I don’t know what would have been the result - but I suspect the worst! I now have many more enjoyable years in front of me.”