A 15-year-old Olympic hopeful, and babies at the Neonatal Baby Unit at the Nottingham City Hospital, will benefit from a share of £4,225 following a successful fundraising event organised by The Frank Key Group.
Taking place since 2010, Frank Key’s Annual Charity Race Night has always focused on supporting good causes, and this year saw over 400 people pack the Springwater Cantonese Restaurant in Calverton in late February to place their bets and raise as much money as possible.
The money raised will be divided between the neonatal unit at the Nottingham City Hospital and Team GB BMX rising star Elissa Bradford. The 15 year-old from Nuthall, who will receive £1,225 from the Race Night, was ranked number one in the UK in 2016 and has her sights set on representing Team GB at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Nottingham City Hospital’s Neonatal Baby Unit will receive £3,000. The donation will go towards providing the very latest neonatal equipment, and carrying out research to improve care for premature or sick newborn babies. Money raised at Frank Key’s Race Night will be combined with that generated at the forthcoming Ladies Charity Open Golf Day to be held in April at Mapperley Park Golf Club.
James Norton, Frank Key’s group managing director, said: “The evening is always hugely popular and this year was no exception. In fact, we raised our highest total to date. Since we started the event seven years ago we have raised over £25,000 for charities and other good causes and I am delighted with the amount raised this year. The City Hospital’s Neonatal Unit delivers invaluable care for babies and I hope that the money will go someway to helping the staff continue their excellent work.”