Golf club donates to children’s charity

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A Prescot golf club has raised more than £2,000 for a charity which grants wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people with life-threatening conditions.

Eccleston Park Golf Club donated the cash to Make-A-Wish UK.

In 2016 the clubs Captain Ken Birch from Sutton chose Make-A-Wish as his charity of the year after witnessing his niece live through a life-threatening condition.

He wanted to help other children and families dealing with the day to day effects of these conditions and give them something positive t look forward to.

He said: “Make-A- Wish is a fabulous charity, we are really glad to have helped them to be able to grant more magical wishes to some very deserving children and their families.”

Ken, his wife and other members of the golf club organised a variety of fundraising events at the club which raised an amazing £2,041. This included dinners, golf days and refreshment stalls.

Make-A- Wish celebrated 30 years of granting wishes to more than 10,000 seriously ill children in 2016. Each wish is unique to the child and the charity works hard to make each one as magical as possible.

Wishes range from meeting a favourite film, TV or sports personality to being a princess, doctor, vet or firefighter for the day – and all are tailored to provide a personalised experience that creates a lasting impact and positive memories for their family.

There are currently 20,000 children and young people in the UK fighting a life-threatening condition.

In 2017 Make-A- Wish wants to grant more than 1,000 wishes. Make-A- Wish receives no government funding – so every donation really does count. 

To make a donation or refer a child to Make-A- Wish, please visit our website here: www.make-a- wish.org.uk or telephone 01276 40 50 70.