The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) has been announced as Oswestry Golf Club’s beneficiary for the year of 2023.

The 2023 Captains of Oswestry Golf Club have chosen RJAH Charity and the Garden for Alice fundraising appeal, along with the Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre as their charitable causes for the forthcoming year.

The Garden for Alice fundraising appeal aims to create a stunning therapeutic outdoor garden for paediatric patients and their families.

Funding is needed to enhance the current garden area to ensure it is inclusive for all the children RJAH cares for, while being accessible throughout the day and during the evening.

The pioneering Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre is the UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for the treatment of veterans.

The Veterans’ Orthopaedic Service is led by Lieutenant Colonel Carl Meyer and is open to those who have served with the UK military, including National Service, and treats arthritic lower limb problems, especially those requiring hip and knee replacements.

Stuart Foulkes and Dorothy Mottram took office at the beginning of April, and both have close ties to the Oswestry area. Stuart said: “We are delighted to have chosen RJAH as the beneficiary of the club’s fundraising activities over the coming year.

“The Garden for Alice project will create an incredible new facility for children of all ages to enjoy and the Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre is close my heart, as a current serving member of the Royal Air Force, entering into my 32nd year of service.”

The club have already made headway with their fundraising having held a successful Captains drive-in and Fashion Show – collectively raising approximately £660.

Victoria Sugden, Charity Director, said: “We are so grateful to the Captain and Lady Captain for making RJAH Charity their charity of the year to help us raise vital funds to support our veterans and paediatric garden appeal. We wish them a very successful year of fundraising!”

Pictured: Oswestry Golf Club Captains Stuart Foulkes and Dorothy Mottram with Victoria Sugden, Charity Director (far right).