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Representatives from a local golf club visited Wexham Park Hospital this week to hand over a cheque to emergency department (ED) staff.

Burnham Beeches golf club raised over £13,000 for the department’s charitable funds and captains David Barker and Paula Oates presented the cheque to delighted staff on Wednesday 21 February.

The hospital’s adult and children’s accident and emergency departments were the club’s nominated charity of the year and the money raised will be split between both areas.

Club ladies captain, Paula Oates, said: “A couple of the departments’ staff play at the club and I’ve often seen them advising members about various ailments and helping people out, and having used the A&E at Wexham Park myself, I just felt it would be nice to give something back locally.

“And I’d like to say a special thank you to all our members for getting behind the charity and donating all that money.”

The club held a variety of events throughout the year to support the ED including a charity golf day, bridge drives, plant and cake sales and raffles, along with individual donations from generous club members.

Jo Hawkes, emergency department matron said: “We are blown away by the generosity of Burnham Beeches golf club – it’s a fantastic amount which will be put to really good use to benefit our patients. I would like to thank all the members for their fundraising efforts on our behalf.

“We are so fortunate to have such community support for Wexham Park Hospital.”

Staff plan to put the generous donation towards funding a magic carpet for the children’s A&E and a specialty chair for adult emergency patients.