Last weekend, WhiteNoise went to film the Hale Country Club and Spa charity football match.
The match was in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital, which provides high quality care for premature babies and newborn babies with health complications.
One in thirteen babies are born early, which means they might not be able to breathe, eat or keep warm on their own. When families are fighting for their lives, baby units are there to help them win the battle. The charity football match raised money to support one of Greater Manchester’s own units, where nurses monitor babies 24 hours a day and there are two High Dependency cots for those most at risk.
Hale Country Club personal trainer Tom Melody wanted to support this cause for personal reasons, having survived a premature birth thanks to the Special Baby Unit at Salford’s Hope Hospital. Not only did the hospital save a baby’s life, they also took care of his mother, making sure that she was restored to full health.
Personal trainers from Hale Country Club took the risk of playing against their own clients, and managed a 6-4 win in what was a very close match. Prizes were also up for grabs in a raffle, including signed Sale Sharks, Manchester United, Everton and Stoke City shirts, and a pair of tickets for this weekend’s Premier League finale for Manchester Utd vs. Bournemouth. A flower display was also supplied by Barkers Florist.
Hale Country Club and Spa is a luxury facility set in Cheshire countryside. Spread over three floors of marble, white leather and indulgence, it presents everything you could ever want from a health club, whether that’s a personalised massage or a high-octane personal training session. The club is family owned, making it a welcoming environment filled with attention to detail.