Golf day ‘putts’ focus on cash for poorly kids

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GOLFERS still have time to swing into action and join in a charity event to raise money for sick and premature babies across the North East.

An exclusive Rolex watch worth £4,000 is just one of the prizes on offer at Golf Day at Ramside Hall Hotel Golf Club, Durham on Wednesday June 25.

All funds will be donated to the Tiny Lives Trust which supports more than 700 babies and their families from across the North East every year on the special care baby unit (SCBU) at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Club captain and North East businessman Kevin Maddison has chosen Tiny Lives as one of his two charities of the year and hopes the event will raise thousands of pounds to help fund vital equipment, as well as improve facilities for families on the ward.

Kevin, managing director of County Durham-based Global Management Platform Ltd, who is donating the Rolex watch, said: “I have seen first-hand the important work that Tiny Lives do, supporting the work of the unit and the families involved. There are also several members of the club who have children or relatives that have spent time on the ward and this is a way of giving something back as a thank you.

“We hope that this event will raise thousands of pounds for this great local charity.”

Anyone who would like to enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate a prize can contact Louise at Tiny Lives at