The Nairobi hospital hosted players at their annual Charity Fund Gold Tournament on 30th June 2017 at the Karen Country Club which attracted more than 150 golfers. The tournament aims at raising funds for children with congenital heart conditions from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Cyllus Onyango was the winner of this year’s Golf Tournament after Teeing off from the back nine, he garnered a total of 43 points to be crowned this year’s champion. In the men’s category Alex Kimaru was declared winner having managed to get a total of 42 points, only a point shy of Onyango the overall winner. In same category George Makori emerged the first runner up after bagging 39 points. In the ladies’ category E Gathoni was the winner with a total of 40 points followed by Vicky Karuga who bagged 36 points.
Speaking during the award ceremony the CEO of Nairobi Hospital Gordon Odundo said that the event has for the last 14 years provided an opportunity for needy children to access treatment.
The event hopes to raise more than 8.5 million this year that will be channeled towards the care and management of children with heart related complications. Last year over 2.4 million was raised enabling the hospital to perform 11 heart surgeries for underprivileged children across the country.