Record £38,000 raised at charity golf day
The Daniel Robinson & Sons annual golf day, held in September at Colne Valley Golf Club, broke all its previous charity golf day records. The 25th year of fundraising for the independent family funeral directors was a huge success, raising more than £38,000.
In advance of the day, the Essex company had created a crowdfunding page for one of the beneficiaries of the day, local boy Lenny Pyne, with a goal of raising £4,000. This goal was met and contributed to the total amount raised.
The initial aim was to use funds to cover the £12,000 cost of one year of intensive specialist physiotherapy (which is not funded by the NHS) needed to maintain eight-year-old Lenny’s progress to help him to fulfil his dream to walk ‘just like his friends’.
However, due to the huge generosity of the golfers, local businesses and the community who donated and contributed to the event, Managing Director Gary Neill announced that it would be possible to cover two years of treatment and also send Lenny, who was born with cerebral palsy, and his family to Euro Disney.
The event also raised funds to buy specialist pilot uniforms for the Essex & Herts Ambulance, support children’s bereavement counselling for Farleigh Hospice and provide Sky TV for St Helena Hospice.Tags: charity, D Robinson, Gary Neill, golf, hospice, Lenny Pyne, St Helena