A Peterborough golf club has raised more than £3,000 for Little Miracles – which will fund sessions for children with disabilities and support groups for their parents and carers.
Thorney Lakes Golf Club has presented Little Miracles – a Peterborough-based charity which supports families with children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions – with a check worth £3,067 to its Ravensthorpe center on November 2.
The golf club has raised money through fundraising events throughout the year, including auctioning premium parking spaces at the club and donating to golfers if their balls land in the ” captain’s lake” on one of the holes on its course.
“We are absolutely thrilled,” said Louise Evans, chief revenue officer at Little Miracles.
“We rely entirely on voluntary revenue, so donations like this keep us going – without them we wouldn’t be here.
“Over the coming Christmas period, we hope to welcome up to 3,000 children, so we have a lot of fundraising to do to ensure these children and their families have a pleasant Christmas.”
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Donation from Thorney Lakes Golf Club will allow the charity to continue running music, play and sensory sessions for children, as well as its outdoor forest school – where children have the opportunity to make dens and learn survival skills while exploring the woods surrounding the center.
The charity will also send Christmas gifts and hampers to children and their families during the festive season.
Thorney Lakes Gold Club captain Pat Reidy said he wanted to support the Little Miracles charity because there was nothing available for his son, who is disabled, as he grew up.
“There was nowhere to go to have fun with kids with the same disabilities,” said Pat, 66, of Eye.
“When he was young it was hard work for us as parents and we had no respite.
“It’s a fantastic place and the staff are just as fantastic. It’s amazing the work they do. »