Teeing off for a year of fundraising to support the new South Lakes Birth Centre is community midwife and Barrow Golf Club’s new Lady Captain, Kathryn Hampson.

Why Kathryn is supporting the South Lakes Birth Centre

Kathryn has worked as a local midwife for many years. She said:

“When it came to nominating my chosen charity for the year, there was only one – the new birth centre at Furness General Hospital.

I have been following the progress of the Bayb’s Maternity Appeal and although the appeal is now almost at an end, I want to continue the brilliant work it has done to make our birth centre one of the very best in the country. Money raised during my year as Lady Captain will therefore go to Bay Hospitals Charity, which launched and co-ordinated the Bayb’s appeal, for the centre.”

Fundraising events at Barrow Golf Club

Kathryn is now planning her programme of fundraising events, the main one of which will be an open charity golf tournament for teams of four at Barrow Golf Club on Friday 20 July.

Entry to the competition is already open online and by contacting Barrow Golf Club’s Ladies’ Competition Secretary Mary Twynam in writing at:
Barrow Golf Club
Rakesmoor Lane
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 4QB

Before that, on Thursday 10 May from 6pm to 7pm, there is an opportunity for any lady who is maybe interested in trying golf to do so as the club’s professional Paul Rawlinson is hosting a free taster session that will conclude with a free glass of fizz! To book on to it, email paulrawlinson@gmail.com

About Bay Hospitals Charity

The Bayb’s Maternity Appeal has funded almost £250,000 worth of clinical equipment and furnishings at the South Lakes Birth Centre to make it one of the best maternity unit’s in the country to give birth.

Bay Hospitals Charity is a registered charity, raising money to improve patient care and hospital experience at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust hospitals.  Every day incredible things happen across our hospitals, but this is not without cost. By donating to Bay Hospitals Charity you can fund the latest equipment and help make your local hospitals more comfortable, ensuring you get the best possible care and treatment.

Get involved

To chat to us about our events and fundraising for Bay Hospitals Charity, please email charity@mbht.nhs.uk or call either Judith in our Lancaster Charity Office on 01524 516064 or Heidi in our Barrow Charity Office on 01229 404473. We’d love to hear from you!

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