Golf club’s “Wheelchair Classic” raises £16,000

ABOUT 160 players took part in the annual fundraising “Wheelchair Classic” at Helsby Golf Club – raising a fantastic total of around £16,000.
The day consisted of a golf competition, a meal and then the highlight – the presentation of wheelchairs to deserving youngsters.
Finally a raffle and charity auction took place and a total of around £16,000 was raised on the day!
The wheelchairs were presented to Sophia Flood aged 5 from Northwich,
Lily Wakeling aged 15 from Heswall and Bethany Kelly aged 16 from Uttoxeter
The youngsters were joined on the night by their parents, family and friends.
It had been intended to present two further wheelchairs to Leo Bailey Heath aged 7 from Werrington, Stoke on Trent and Ariella Burn aged 14 from Bebington, Wirral, but unfortunately Leo and Ariella were ill and unable to attend.
Golfing honours on the day for the men were Messrs Pearson and Dougal and for the women, mother and daughter duo, Anne and Karen O’Neil.
Organisers of the Powered Wheelchair Appeal would like to thank the main event sponsor Jigsaw Law and the Ellesmere Port Lions for their hole sponsorship.
A spokesperson said: “Once again many thanks go to all our supporters and local businesses for their generosity and helping to raise such a fantastic amount.”
Pictured: The presentation party including the youngsters and their families, Powered Wheelchair chairman Steve Cunniffe, club president Jim Potter, captain Neil Johnson and lady captain Gill Smith.


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