Birmingham, 22 November 2013 – Golfers swung into action to raise more than £7,000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Organised by IT company Peak-Ryzex, the Charity Golf Day held at the Castle Combe Manor House Golf Club in Wiltshire.
The event was organised by Marketing Manager Jessica Davies, as a thank you to hospital staff for saving the life of her nephew, sixteen-month old Jobe Taylor-Davies, who had suffered a severe head injury.
The group, consisting of nine teams of four, spent the beautiful autumnal day competing in an eighteen-hole Texas Scramble followed by a dinner and presentation ceremony as well as a raffle and silent auction.
Marc Begg, Sales Director of Peak-Ryzex, thanked the golf club for its support. He added: “I am delighted that our golf day raised so much money to help the Intensive Care unit at Birmingham Children’s who treat some of the sickest children in the country. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the golf day and to those who donated auction items for their generosity.”
The event that forms part of an annual mobile technology conference that the company organises was sponsored by Qcom, Motorola Solutions and Toughshield. The money raised at the event will allow PICU to buy essential equipment, fund research and provide better facilities that would otherwise be unaffordable under the NHS.