Following several days of prolonged heavy rain, Helsby Golf Club managed to hold their annual golfing “Wheelchair Classic” charity fundraiser. Despite unseasonally wet conditions and as a result of fantastic work round the clock by the Club greens staff and volunteers, the competition was held over 16 holes. Approximately 120 golfers took part in the competition, dried off and then enjoyed a meal back in the clubhouse!

Undoubtedly the highlight was the presentation of 5 wheelchairs in the evening to deserving local youngsters. Finally a raffle and charity auction took place and a fantastic total of just over £15,000 was raised on the day for the charity!

The wheelchairs were presented to: Courtney Pownall aged 16 from Birkenhead, Jade Chan aged 7 from Crewe, Archie Harrop aged 7 from Crewe, Gemma Conery aged 15 from Ashton Hayes and Charlie Wilson aged 12 from Ormskirk.

The youngsters were joined on the night by their parents, family and friends and the presentation of the chairs brings the total for the appeal to 389.

Golfing honours on the day for the gents were Nigel Cunniffe and Charlie Storey and for the ladies, mother and daughter duo, Kath and Julia Wilkinson.

The Powered Wheelchair Appeal would like to thank the main event sponsor Jigsaw Law and the Ellesmere Port Lions for their hole sponsorship. Once again many thanks go to all their supporters and local businesses for their generosity and helping to raise such a fantastic amount – THANK YOU!!

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