Tennis Tournaments held for Charity

Critical Care staff to benefit from £900 donation

Tennis club holds tournaments for charity

Shane Deacon, from The West Hants Club, organised a day of four tennis tournaments in September for Dorset county players, the popular event attracted over 80 players throughout the tournament. Shane advertised the tournaments as “Help Me Do My Bit” to give thanks to the intensive care units across the county.

“We are very grateful for all the efforts of those involved in raising this money for Critical Care. It is great that our efforts are recognised in this way and demonstrates to the whole team how valued they are. Our sincere thanks go out to Shane, the team at the West Hants club and all those who participated.”

David Gooby, Charge Nurse, Critical Care Poole Hospital

Along with raffle prize donors, the West Hants Club, the Dorset LTA County Association and the players with supporters collectively helped Shane raise £2,700 for Poole Hospital, Bournemouth Hospital and Dorchester Hospital Charities. With each charity receiving a donation of £900 for their intensive care unit.

We were so excited when Shane got in touch to notify us and explain everything about his event and we were able to meet him in person to express our thanks.

“Today I attended Poole hospital for my final cheque presentation. I got to meet Ward Manager Dave Gooby who is an absolute hero. Listening to all involved with the three hospitals has been very humbling and helped me realise that through one days effort, I’ve made a small difference to the ICU teams. I urge everyone who can, to do their bit to raise money for our/your hospitals. Take one day out of your year to give back, make a difference and help others. Pay it forward”

Shane Deacon

The support given by Shane and everyone involved is incredible and we are forever grateful for their thought, kindness and generosity. If you are inspired by this story and would like to raise funds for a ward or department in Poole Hospital close to your heart then we would love to hear from you.

To get in touch with Poole Hospital Charity please contact us either by email or telephone 0300 019 8449. Thank you.

Poole Hospital