The winners of the Popham Kidney Support Golf Day, Team FAI Automotives

Golfers from all corners of South Wales united in their efforts to support Popham Kidney Support on Friday, July 7. The charity’s annual Golf Day not only showcased the competitive spirit of the participants but also aimed to generate much-needed funds for the Swansea-based kidney charity.

The competition, organised by Mr Kim Loosmore, raised an impressive £9,000 which will contribute to the charity’s target of £130,000 for the refurbishment of the Children’s Kidney Centre Outpatient Department in Cardiff & Vale University Hospital.

Currently, there is very little natural light in the department, making it a dark environment. The refurbishment will maximise the natural light, creating a more welcoming, warm and comfortable place for children to undergo treatment. Some patients may be at the department several times per week for up to three to four hours undertaking dialysis, so the aim is to create a more inviting, calming and receptive area for both children with kidney disease and their families.

This year’s event saw 48 teams enter, continuing the trend of year-on-year increases. Popham Kidney Support puts this largely down to the stellar organisation and promotion of the event by Mr Loosmore. In addition to the golfing aspect, the event also included a fundraising dinner, presentation, raffle and auction. The winners on the day were FAI Automotives.

Jo Popham, CEO of Popham Kidney Support, said:

“We’re once again delighted with the immense support from everybody involved. This is an amazing contribution to our target for the Children’s Kidney Centre. We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part for their generosity, with particular thanks going to Kim Loosmore for his hard work in once again organising and promoting the event, our sponsors, and all participants. We hope to see you all again next year.”

Kim Loosmore, Popham Kidney Support Annual Golf Day Organiser, said:

“I’d like to thank Clyne Golf club, and all the teams for their continued support. Once again, the weather was perfect, and the course was in great condition. A great day was had by all. I look forward to seeing you all again next year because once you are in, it’s harder to get out!”