Helsby Golf Club

Powered Wheelchair Appeal

Registered Charity Number: 1118510

Each year thousands of children are born with disabilities that severely affect their mobility, causing very real limits on their quality of life. This can be dramatically improved by the use of modern and sophisticated powered wheelchairs, giving the freedom and mobility to gain a degree of independence. Unfortunately, the state does not offer most children the type of chair that they really need, and the cost is often out of the reach of their families.

Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal exists solely to raise funds for this cause. The club’s efforts on this front have been led since 1982 by Bert Dyson – awarded an MBE for his services to children – and are referred to in Peter Alliss’s autobiography: “Over the years there has been tremendous support from a number of golf clubs up and down the UK and in Ireland … but one is very special. It’s Helsby Golf Club in Cheshire.”

Contact PWA Secretary Penny Ainsworth via email at poweredwheelchairappeal@gmail.com

WHAT'S ON?

JOIN US FOR A MEGA DAY! 

Wednesday 29 September 2021

We are delighted to be able to host our annual MEGA Day at Helsby Golf Club on Wednesday 29 September 2021. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards  providing powered wheelchairs for local deserving youngsters. 

The day consists of golf on our fantastic course, a meal in the clubhouse and a fun packed evening of entertainment afterwards. This is open to members and non members and the cost of the tickets are:

For golf, meal and entertainment - £35
For the meal and entertainment  - £25
For the entertainment only  - £10

Why not join us for what promises to be a fantastic fundraising day - for more information contact Viv Nagle on 01606 853859 or email poweredwheelchairappeal@gmail.com

If you are a new member at Helsby and would like further information on the competition or the charity, please contact one of the following committee members - Steve Cunniffe, Barbara Prince, Penny Ainsworth, Viv Nagle, Sheila Fenwick, Karen Fozard, Alex Walters, Kathryn Hoather, Roddy Snedden and Howard Pay.We are very grateful to our many Supporters whose continued generosity has enabled us to help so many children with varying degrees of disability by providing them with state-of-the-art Powered Wheelchairs which improve their quality of life and give them independence. 

THANK YOU!


WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR ......

Funds raised so far£1.2 million
Powered wheelchairs donated408

MAKE A DONATION or HELP FUNDRAISE

You can make a personal donation or even set up your own fundraising page in support of the Charity via Virgin MoneyGiving, which deals with the admin involved in collecting any applicable Gift Aid to provide additional income. However, we are more than happy to receive donations via whatever means suits you.

Just click on the image to enter Virgin MoneyGiving.

POWERED WHEELCHAIR COMMITTEE

ChairmanSteve Cunniffe
SecretaryPenny Ainsworth
TreasurerBarbara Prince
TrusteesBert Dyson MBE
Sheila Fenwick
Karen Fozard
Kathryn Hoather
Viv Nagle
Howard Pay
Roddy Snedden
Alex Walters

**STOP PRESS** - 2019 FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE - WE DID IT!!

In 2019, we worked hard to raise sufficient funds to be able to present our 400th powered wheelchair at a very special Glitz & Glamour evening which was held at Chester Racecourse on 23rd November 2019.

To enable that, we needed to raise £55,000 and we are delighted to report that we smashed that target and during 2019 we raised a staggering £66,000!!

We want to pass on enormous thanks to our supporters who helped us achieve such a fantastic amount - We could not have done it without you!

CHARITY INFORMATION

Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal completed its registration as a charity – number 1118150 – with the Charity Commission in March 2007.

Although the Appeal has been very successful over many years, the new Charities Act came into effect in November 2006 requiring any organisation raising funds of £5,000 or more to be registered with the Charity Commission. Registration also enables the charity to recover income tax on many of the donations received from supporters.

Helsby Golf Club, as far as clubs affiliated to the Peter Alliss Masters powered wheelchair crusade (PAM) are concerned, became the first to be registered as a charity in its own right. However, this in no way affects its relationship with the PAM charity, of which it continues to be a full member.
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