Tech staff get to­gether to help raise vi­tal cash for kids

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views - ABBY BOLTER abby.bolter@waleson­line.co.uk

TEAM mem­bers at one of Wales’ lead­ing fac­to­ries have teed off for the 10th year, rais­ing more than £20,000 for chil­dren at a Brid­gend hos­pi­tal.

Staff from Sony UK Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre took to the green for the an­nual Golf Day in aid of the chil­dren’s ward at the Princess of Wales Hos­pi­tal.

Golfers joined their team­mates and 72 oth­ers at the Royal Porth­cawl Golf Course for the char­ity event.

Through­out the day those who joined in in­cluded sup­port­ers of the Pen­coed fa­cil­ity in­clud­ing sup­pli­ers and third-party man­u­fac­tur­ing clients, along with lo­cal busi­ness­peo­ple, and stars of the sport­ing world. The event took place at the pres­ti­gious course, which has hosted the Se­nior Open Cham­pi­onships and the Bri­tish Mas­ters, for the first time this year to mark the fundrais­ing day’s 10th anniversary.

Thanks to the generosity and sup­port of all those in­volved over £20,000 was raised, sur­pass­ing Sony UK TEC’s orig­i­nal fundrais­ing tar­get.

Sony UK TEC man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Steve Dal­ton OBE, said: “We are de­lighted to have sup­ported the Princess of Wales Hos­pi­tal through this ex­tremely en­joy­able event.

“This hos­pi­tal has played an ab­so­lutely in­te­gral role in the treat­ment of chil­dren through­out lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, so we are proud to be able to sup­port them once again.

“We would like to thank the Royal Porth­cawl Golf Club for their sup­port in en­abling this event to go ahead. We would also like to thank all par­tic­i­pants who joined us on the day.

“Sony UK TEC is a com­mu­nity fo­cussed fa­cil­ity, which con­sis­tently aims to work for the ben­e­fit of the peo­ple who have sup­ported its growth.

“As such, it is our priv­i­lege to have built up a strong re­la­tion­ship with Princess of Wales Hos­pi­tal and we look for­ward sup- port­ing them in the years to come.”

The event is part of the Pen­coed fa­cil­ity’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing and en­hanc­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

As part of this mis­sion, Sony UK TEC has cho­sen to sup­port the work of the Princess of Wales Hos­pi­tal’s chil­dren’s ward in Brid­gend, with all funds raised across its var­i­ous char­i­ta­ble ini­tia­tives help­ing to sup­port the spe­cial­ist unit.

Since it be­gan sup­port­ing the cause four years ago, staff at Sony UK TEC have raised over £40,000 for the ward, which cares for chil­dren up to the age of 16 who may have com­plex med­i­cal needs.

Thanks to the sup­port of Sony UK TEC the ward has ben­e­fit­ted from a com- plete re­fur­bish­ment of the fam­ily room, sup­ported the pur­chase of three Vapotherm ma­chines that help ba­bies and chil­dren

with breath­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. Ad­di­tional do­na­tions have in­cluded hand-held pulse oxime­ters, drip stands and other pieces of equip­ment.

CHRIS FAIRWEATHER/HUW EVANS AGENY

Staff from Sony UK Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre in Pen­coed raised £20,000 for the Princess of Wales Hos­pi­tal at their an­nual golf day

CHRIS FAIRWEATHER/HUW EVANS AGENY

Staff from Sony UK Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre in Pen­coed raised £20,000 for the Princess of Wales Hos­pi­tal at their an­nual golf day

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