Bassetlaw: Labour ward funds are catch of the day for hospital angling club

Members of Doncaster & Bassetlaw Angling Club raised more than �250 for the labour ward from a charity match. Pictured at the cheque presentation are, from left: Steven Beeston (electrician), Sally Richardson, Trust fund-raiser), Nathan Marshall (groundsman), Karen Cousins (intrapartum manager and lead midwife)
Members of Doncaster & Bassetlaw Angling Club raised more than �250 for the labour ward from a charity match. Pictured at the cheque presentation are, from left: Steven Beeston (electrician), Sally Richardson, Trust fund-raiser), Nathan Marshall (groundsman), Karen Cousins (intrapartum manager and lead midwife)

The labour ward at Bassetlaw Hospital is set to benefit from a generous donation from Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals Angling Club who netted £259.30 following a charity fishing match.

The anglers, made up of staff and keen anglers across Doncaster & 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 fund-raising to create a comfortable and homely room that families can use who have suffered the loss of their baby.

“We are immensely grateful to the Angling Club for donating the proceeds of their recent charity event to the Labour Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital,” said Karen Cousins, intrapartum manager and lead midwife 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, a groundsman, and Steve Beeston, an 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.

“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,” said Nathan,

“We also want to say thank you to Manton Tackle Shop for their raffle prize and to Sally Richardson, the Hospital Trust’s fund-raiser, for her help and support.”

The club are always looking for new members, if you are interested please call or text Nathan on 07557 476335.