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Dan Walker Golf Day Raises over £60K for Sheffield Children's Hospital

By Mike C

On 13th Sep 2016

A star-studded golfing event, hosted by BBC presenter and patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity, Dan Walker, has raised over £60,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The third annual ‘Walker Cup (not that one)’, held here at Hallamshire, was attended by dozens of celebrities including Ryder Cup players Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, footballer Alan Shearer and top jockey Sir AP McCoy.

24 teams, each led by a star player, all teed off in the Yorkshire sunshine to raise funds for a new multi-purpose Fluoroscopy System for the hospital, a life-saving piece of equipment which is used to obtain real-time moving X-rays.

The proposed machine is the current gold standard for the timely diagnosis and treatment of vascular trauma injuries and operates with as little radiation as possible, meaning the process is as safe as it can possibly be.

The overall individual winner of the day, bagging himself a club jacket, was John Sansby, whilst a team of golfers from EES Renewables, led by actor Dean Andrews, won the team challenge and were presented with Dan’s ‘Walker Cup’. Former Manchester United football player, David May, topped the individual celebrity league with 41 points.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made this year’s event possible,” said Dan. “As a Dad myself I know just how vital the services that Sheffield Children’s Hospital provide are and it was fantastic to see everyone out on the course getting behind such a brilliant charity. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event!”

"To have Matt and Danny here three weeks before they make their Ryder Cup debuts is amazing. They might be golfing superstars but it's proof they are still grounded Yorkshiremen at heart".