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Golfers thank hospital with fundraising drive

Above: The Friday Friendship Diddly make their presentation to CCU Staff. Left to right, Idris Jones, Dr Ben Hillam, Roger Clode; John Davies ; Fred Howes; Alison Jones CCU ward manager; Nurse Tirion Goff.

Golfers from Swansea have chipped in with a donation to Morriston Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit.

The Friday Friendship Diddly meets at Langland Bay Golf Club in Gower.

It was formed in 2003, and its members commit themselves to raising £1,000 a year for local charities. 

Previous recipients of their generosity have included Ty Olwen, the Golau cancer charitable fund based at Singleton Hospital, and Maggie’s.

This year their nominated charitable fund is the coronary care unit (CCU). Since the group formed, Singleton and Morriston have received a combined total of £6,500 from their efforts.

Through raffles, weekly donations, a Christmas dinner, and a memorial golf tournament the 20-strong team raised £500 which was presented to staff at the CCU. 

Member Idris Jones said: “One of our members was very ill, and was rushed to the CCU in Morriston where he had three stents fitted, and now he claims he feels like a lion.

“We decide where our donations go by ballot. Having spent a considerable time in both Morriston and Singleton Hospital following complications during hip replacement surgery, I have nothing but praise for all the dedicated and professional staff at Swansea Bay.     

“We’re pleased to support the unit, to recognise the dedicated care afforded to all patients.”

CCU ward manager Alison Jones said: “The group tirelessly raises funds for local charities and worthy causes.
“We were fortunate to be kindly nominated for receipt of such funds on this occasion.

“As always we are extremely grateful for the kind generosity of all involved, and would like to extend our thanks for their time and effort.”

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