A recent golf day and silent auction raised over £10,000 for specialist cancer equipment at the Maelor. 

A total of £10,100 has been raised by The Wrexham Prostate Cancer Support Group as they edge closer to their target of £60,000. 

The fundraising total to date sits at £45,000.

The money is set to be put towards specialist Cryotherapy equipment that will be used at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

The golf day was hosted by the Maelor NHS Hospital Group Society at Clays Golf Club in June.

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The day was orchestrated by Clays Golf Manager Josh Green and Club Captain Don Wraight and it created a record number of entrants, with 160 participants involved.

It 'exceeded expectations' said Professor Iqbal Shergill, the Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Maelor. 

He said: ”The success of the event exceeded everyone’s expectations and the help and support from my work colleagues Stephen Hughes, Iwan Bonds and Colin Mills was quite exceptional. 

"It was the creativity in terms of exploiting fundraising opportunities by Prostate Group stalwarts Phil Jones and Mal Williams that helped make such a massive impact."

As well as the golf day, the group organised a silent auction with prizes including hospitality tickets to watch Liverpool and Manchester United, golf vouchers for a range of clubs across North Wales, and even a signed bottle of champagne from the outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

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Professor Shergill added: “Not only did the golf event attract 160 participants, activities on the day created lots of fun but what really gave it a massive cash boost was that it included a silent auction. 

"Just about every major golf club across North Wales provided complimentary golf vouchers for four players and this alone raised over £3,000.

"The final amount of money raised was £10,100 and I know this will help raise £60,000 to purchase Cryotherapy technology for invasive prostate cancer treatment, which will support patients at the Maelor Hospital."

For more information on the work of the Prostate Cancer Support Group call their secretary on 07525-824-679 or email wxmpcsg@gmail.com