The Labour Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital are set to benefit from a generous donation from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Angling Club who netted £259.30 following a charity fishing match.
The Anglers, made up of staff and keen anglers across Doncaster and Bassetlaw, took part in four matches throughout the year and chose the Labour Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital to be the recipients of the money raised.
The Labour Ward are currently fundraising to create a comfortable and homely room that families can use who have suffered the loss of their baby.
Karen Cousins, intrapartum manager and lead midwife on the ward, said: “We are immensely grateful to the Angling Club for donating the proceeds of their recent charity event to the Labour Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital. The money they have raised will be added to existing donations for the refurbishment of a room, which will greatly improve our current facilities, to support the care of parents and families who are experiencing the tragic loss of their baby.”
Bassetlaw Hospital staff, Nathan Marshall, Groundsman, and Steve Beeston, Electrician organise the events for the angling club and at the end of every season all the money raised goes to a different department within the hospital.
Nathan said: “All members of the Angling Club pay to enter our competitions and this along with money from raffles has contributed to the final amount of £259.30.
“Thank you to Manton Tackle Shop for their raffle prize and to Sally Richardson, fundraiser, for her help and support.”