Record breaking £56,479 charity golf day
It was yet another great feat of fundraising for local funeral directors Daniel Robinson & Sons when they held their annual charity golf day on Wednesday, 13 September at Colne Valley Golf Club. They broke their own record for this event, increasing last year’s total by more than £8,000.
All the funds raised are being used to change young lives in the local area for the better, covering the cost of specialist private physiotherapy and equipment, to help local children who were born with cerebral palsy. This level of physiotherapy is not available through the NHS, but it gives the children the opportunity to greatly increase their mobility, helping to equip them to lead much more independent lives in the future.
In addition to the six beneficiaries currently helped, two further children will be assisted this year, two-year-old Willow and eight-year-old Lewis.
They have also announced that funds will be made available to help Harlow Wheelchair Racing Club, which is run by Paralympian Richard Chiassaro. Funds will enable the club to purchase wheelchairs and equipment to customise wheelchairs, which will help children with disabilities who are as young as three years old to enter the sport and benefit from the fitness and confidence building that it brings. One of our beneficiaries, Lyncoln, is a member of the club and has been training with ambitions to be a Paralympian of the future!
It was a fantastic day for all those who took part, with excellent weather. The winning team was `Rooster Boosters’, led by Sean Kelly, which was well deserved, particularly as Sean’s team have supported this annual event for many years.
Gary Neill, Managing Director of Daniel Robinson & Sons, is delighted with the success of the event. He said: “This is a huge day on our community events calendar. We work hard to make it special for everyone who supports the day and, most importantly, we work hard because we know that every penny raised will go towards helping these very special and determined young children and teens, who will benefit from the help that it provides. Thank you to all those people and businesses who donated or took part.”Tags: cerebral palsy, charity, Daniel Robinson & Sons, fundraising, Gary Neill, golf