Golf Day 05.09.2014 – Dont MISS a Great Day and Night


Clive has teamed up with his local pub to hold a charity golf day and raise money for the hospital that provided expert care and support when his grandson was born over two months prematurely.

Clive Goodwin’s grandson Jack spent the first six weeks of his life in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Newcastle’s RVI after he was born nine weeks early.

2014 August Jack and Alex 461

(Jack is in the right arm, Alex in the left arm)


Now six months on, Jack is fit and well and on behalf of his family, Clive is raising money for the Tiny Lives Trust, the charity that supports families during their time at SCBU.

Together with his local, The Millstone pub in South Gosforth, he is organising a charity golf day on Friday September 5 and is appeling for fellow golfers and local businesses to help support the event. 

“Jack was in the unit for six weeks, day by day getting stronger whilst my daughter and son-in-law went through such as emotional time.  RVI staff and Tiny Lives were always on hand throughout that difficult time to reassure all of us”

Just weeks after Jack was discharged from hospital Clive found himself back at the RVI maternity wing as due to last minute complications his second grandson Alexander was also born at the RVI after a very long and difficult labour. Although Alexander was safe and well, his mother needed urgent medical intervention where once again the family received support from the staff and Tiny Lives.

 “The family can’t thank or praise the RVI and Tiny Lives highly enough for the care and attention given, We all just wanted to give something back to say thank you for all the wonderful support Tiny Lives gave us,” Clive added.

Clive, 67, a coordinator for the Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle and keen golfer, is a member of The Northumbria Nomads Golf Society, who meet regularly at The Millstone. 

When manager Helen Allman said she was planning a charity Golf event, Clive asked if they could work together and help raise funds for Tiny Lives. 

 Helen said: “We organised a similar event last year for a different charity and it was real success, but this year it will be bigger and better. 

 “Local businesses are sponsoring holes and we have some great prizes on offer already. 

 “It is great to be able to help Clive and his family raise money to say thank you for helping care for Jack and Alexander.”

 Tiny Lives supports over 800 premature and poorly babies and their families every year. They fund specialist equipment and training for staff as well as offering financial assistance and providing facilities to families on the unit. 

The event takes place on Friday September 5 at Gosforth Golf Club and will include an 18 hole round of golf, BBQ, live music and prizes.

 If anyone would like to enter a team or donate a prize they can contact Helen Allman at or call 0191 285 3429.