Estate agency members of Exeter Golf and Country Club raised £12,531 for the neonatal department at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, after a year of fundraising efforts.
The 2018 Golf Captains, Lyndon Bent and Lyne Beevers, decided to fundraise for the neonatal unit after Lyndon and his wife, Debbie, lost their young son 30 years ago following neonatal care in Exeter. Lyndon is Commercial Director of Bradleys Group in Devon.
The money was spent on a videolaryngoscope, a breathing tube for the most vulnerable babies. This equipment also enables staff to visualise the vocal cords and allows them to carry out and confirm successful placement of a LISA catheter.
The money will also support training for junior doctors and advanced neonatal nurse practitioners to undertake these lifesaving interventions.
Dr David McGregor, Consultant Paediatrician said, “We are extremely grateful to the members – in particular Lyndon and Lyne – for all their fundraising efforts. It was an honour to be selected as their charity.
Lyndon said, “I am delighted that Lyne agreed to adopt my chosen charity for her year too. We were blown away by the hard work and compassion of the NNU team at Exeter. Unlike many high profile charities this is a little known cause, but it was amazing how many people had been touched in some way by their work.”