M. K. Ginder & Sons raises £15,000 for children with disabilities

Pace Centre donation cheque

A funeral director in Watford has helped raise a staggering £15,000 to pay for the therapeutic education of disabled children.

When Daniel and Adam Ginder, from M. K. Ginder & Sons Funeral Directors, discovered a family friend had to raise tens of thousands of pounds each year to pay for the education of their severely disabled son Freddie, the family firm was only too happy to help.

Freddie has a rare medical condition and attends The PACE Centre in Aylesbury, a leading centre for children with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. It is a ground-breaking children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with physical disabilities. The centre also liaises with families to ensure they get guidance, counselling and all the practical help they need.

Daniel and Adam set up an annual charity golf day in memory of their father, Martyn, who sadly passed away in 2011, and they donate money from this to causes close to their hearts.

Knowing how difficult it was for Freddie’s family to continue raising funds for him to attend The
PACE Centre, they made the decision to donate the proceeds from the 2014 and 2015 Charity Golf Days.

More than 100 golfers took part in each event – 2014 at Aldenham Golf Club and 2015 at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club – and teams from local businesses and organisations took part.

The forthcoming and fifth annual Martyn K Ginder – Memorial Golf Day, is set to take place on Friday, 9 September, at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club.

A combined total of £15,000 was raised from the events, which ended with dinner, music and a charity raffle and auction.

Daniel said: “It is simply amazing to see so many people honouring the life of our dad and it’s great in helping us keep his mantle of supporting local charities and causes.”

Freddie’s family added: “In spite of busy lives, running a business and a young family of their own, Daniel and Adam have been relentless in their commitment to and support of Freddie. We can never thank them enough for their absolute belief in him and his abilities and for helping us to give him the dignity and life he deserves.”