400th wheelchair presented by golf club

HELSBY Golf Club’s powered wheelchair appeal has presented five more wheelchairs to deserving youngsters – including the milestone 400th one provide by the club.

The wheelchairs were present at an evening of “Glitz and Glamour” at Chester Racecourse organized by the Powered Wheelchair committee and supporters.

About 230 guests were present and enjoyed a fun-filled evening including a champagne reception, three course dinner, live music from singer Jess Malone and band The Singles Table.

There were also casino tables, raffles and a grand charity auction.

The highlight of the evening however was the presentation of the wheelchairs to:
1) Danny Griffiths aged 16 from Holmes Chapel
2) Kayla Sinnott aged 10 from Widnes
3) Charlie Horton aged 15 from Ashton Hayes
4) Liam Ashton aged 15 from Halewood
5) Alex Wareing aged 19 from Hunts Cross

Two further chairs were due to be presented to five year old Mia – Rose Birkenshaw from Warrington and Khalid Lafdel aged 12 from Malpas but unfortunately, both youngsters were ill and unable to attend on the night. They will however receive their chairs shortly.

There were also some special guests on the night – actors Alison Steadman, Michael Elwyn and Emma Cunniffe and also England Ladies cricketer Sophie Ecclestone.

Captain Roddy Snedden and president Peter Duffy were there to assist with the presentations.

The excited youngsters were accompanied on the night by their families and friends.

The appeal, which is run by volunteers who are members at Helsby Golf Club, is a registered charity and has been raising funds for the last 37 years.

The club who would like to thank to all sponsors for their time and donations which resulting in £15,340 being raised on the night.

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