A charity netball tournament which saw both men and women take to courts at the Dorcan Dome has raised £1,900 for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
The event was inspired and organised by Dawn and Gareth Greenberg after their daughter Emmeline was a patient on the Seahorse Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children last year.
Thanks to the treatment Emmeline received during a five-month stay at the hospital she is now recovering well.
“My daughter, Emmie, was born in March 2017 and spent five months at the hospital, four of those months were in the intensive care (PICU),” explained Dawn. “Whilst we were in PICU we were blown away by the level of medical care that she received.
“We were also pleasantly surprised and moved by the care and time taken by the staff, especially the nurses to ensure that we, as parents were informed and coping. It was due to their excellence and diligence that Emmie ever got well enough to come home; she is doing fantastically well now.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the netball community for their incredible support and all the volunteers who helped make the event such a success and well done to the winners of the event, Team Blades, who dazzled with their skills and teamwork.”
And the fundraising continues this weekend with another tournament at the Dorcan Dome this time hosted by Raychem Netball Club.
The Junior Squires tournament will see 36 teams of youngsters take to the court and continue the fundraising for Bristol Children’s Hospital through the Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal.
If you’d like to support this charity then you can donate via this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dawn-greenberg
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