More than 2 MSEK to the children at Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg

The Charity golf tournament “Barngolfen” was arranged for the ninth time at Hills Golf & Sports Club outside Gothenburg, became yet a success with a record number of participating teams and money raised to the children at the Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital.

The largest charity golf in Sweden, Barngolfen is arranged by the Foundation for Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital. The money raised is used for making life easier for the children and to foster the recovery by creating a healing environment and meaningful moments. The Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital is the largest hospital for children in Sweden.

Barngolfen is making a difference and during the years, the foundation has invested in portable computers and wireless networks, support for siblings, ‘talk to the clown’ and healing rooms. The year, the money is earmarked for the remake of the radiotherapy department corridors and rooms into fantasy full and stimulating environment.

34 teams participated competition, each of them with 5 people including one golf pro and one celebrity from the sports or media.

– It’s quite remarkable that we managed to raise more than 2.2 million SEK to the children this year. This money is welcome to the children at the hospital and we want to address a big ‘thank you’ to all who have contributed to make this fantastic result. This year the money is dedicated to financing a large remake of the corridors and rooms at the radiotherapy department into an archipelago theme with docks, fishermen’s’ sheds, the sound of waves and seagulls. This year, we also saw the fantastic initiative ‘Kids for kids’ where a group of young teenagers had worked and collected money to contribute to the foundation and the children, comments Tomas Gedda, head of the Foundation for Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital.

FlexLink’s engagement in Barngolfen started in 2011 and since 2012, FlexLink is one of the main sponsors of the event. Beside the financial commitment, many of FlexLink’s employees and their friends contributed with voluntary work.

– We are very happy for the good results this year’s Barngolfen giving the children additional healing environment, which especially important for the children spending longer time at the hospital. The engagement in Barngolfen is important to us at FlexLink and is part of activities we run in the local societies where we operate, which is in totally 30 countries, comments Mattias Perjos, FlexLink’s CEO.

Klas Ålander
Communications Manager
+46 31 337 2499

Klas.alander@flexlink.com

FlexLink is a leading provider of automated production flow solutions – giving improved production efficiency to industry. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink has operating units in 30 countries and is represented in more than 60. In 2013, FlexLink had 840 employees and a turnover of SEK 1,664 million.

FlexLink is part of Coesia, an innovation based Group consisting of 14 companies specialized in automated machinery and industrial process solutions. For 2013, the Coesia Group had a turnover of Euro 1,370 million (forecast) and 5,800 employees.

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