Last Thursday 22 June saw our annual Golf Day at Denham Golf Club welcome 52 keen golfers who collectively raised £19,492, pushing us over our £1.1m target for Harefield’s Intensive Care Unit redevelopment!

Among them was Royal Brompton and Harefield patient Don Wootton (pictured second from left) who was given just four years to live before undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant operation at Harefield Hospital in early 2016. Don is now doing remarkably well, not only taking part in our Golf Day on Thursday, but also cycling 26 miles in Sunday’s Grand Canal Challenge. (Stay tuned for more on our Grand Canal Challenge in the next few days!)

As ever, Shakin’ Stevens and wife Sue Davies were there to show their support, joined by a dedicated group of fans who followed him around the course. Shaky delighted them by signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Winners of the much-coveted Golf Day trophy were Medical Director at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Trust, Richard Grocott-Mason (pictured second right) and his team, while the ‘Longest drive’ and ‘Nearest the pin’ trophies went to Liam Cella and Andy Parry, respectively.

Richard said:

"It was excellent fun and not just because I won! It was great to combine fun with fundraising and all my team of visitors had a really enjoyable day."

After the tournament, golfers were invited to a delicious three-course dinner, a raffle and an auction in Denham’s cosy clubhouse.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Denham Golf Club and Stuart Campbell for hosting the event again this year. Thank you also to our loyal sponsors, Martin-Baker, who continue to support this wonderful event year after year, and to all those companies who generously donated gifts for our raffle and auction.