PWA News 2018

PWA - Wheelchair Classic 7 June 2018

On a hot sunny June day, Helsby Golf Club held their annual fundraising “Wheelchair Classic” charity fundraiser. There was a golf competition with approximately 160 players, a meal and then the highlight was the presentation of wheelchairs in the evening to deserving local youngsters.
Actor Ricky Tomlinson was on hand to present the chairs and much laughter was had as you can imagine!
Finally a raffle and charity auction took place and a fantastic total of just over £18,000 was raised on the day!
The wheelchairs were presented to –
• Declan Maynock aged 18 from Holmes Chapel
• Charlie Holmes aged 4 from Stone
• Freya Boothman aged 8 from Frodsham
• Bethany Stocker aged 16 from Anderton, Northwich
• Connor Webb aged 16 from Widnes

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 376.
Golfing honours on the day for the gents were Steve Cunniffe and Rordan Douse 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!!

The photo shows the wheelchair presentation party including Ricky Tomlinson, the youngsters and their families, Powered Wheelchair Chairman Steve Cunniffe, Club President Peter Duffy, Captain Graham Poland and Lady Captain Barbara Prince.

PWA SPRING DANCE - Saturday 17th March 2018

The Powered Wheelchair Appeal held their first fundraiser of the year, a Spring Supper evening on Saturday 17th March at Helsby Golf Club.

The new President Peter Duffy, Captain Graham Poland and Lady Captain Barbara Prince presented a wheelchair to Carys from Chester who attended with her mum and Claire the educational coordinator from her school. The chair was fitted with special E Powered Wheels to help Carys self propel when she needs them. Carys then presented a card thanking Helsby Golf Club for their “support and donation towards my new wheels. You have made me very happy and I will always remember your kindness” Carys is a very lively youngster who will have a go at anything, enjoying horse riding and swimming and in her quieter moments, reading and history. She is looking forward to the independence her new chair will give her.

Carys and her mum would also like to thank the Steve Morgan Foundation for their contribution towards her new ‘wheels’.

During the evening, everyone enjoyed a 2 course supper and was well entertained by the fantastic soul band Soulvation. Approximately £500 was raised on the night and this will go towards the next powered wheelchair for another deserving youngster.

The Appeal would like thank all their supporters once again for their fantastic support!

Bottle tombola donations wanted!

Do you want to help with the fundraising for the PWA? - we are looking for donations for the Classic Golf day on 7 June - thanks!


The PWA will hold their 12th annual AGM at Helsby Golf Club on Thursday 8th March 2018.

Why to come along to hear about the fantastic work the Appeal did in 2017 - all supporters are welcome.

PWA Spring Dance - Saturday 17th March 2018

The Powered Wheelchair Appeal are pleased to be hosting their annual Spring Dance in the golf clubhouse at Helsby on Saturday 17th March 2018 and as usual, all supporters are welcome!

The evening will include a wheelchair presentation followed by a supper and fantastic music by the Soulvation band.

The list is now available on the social noticeboard in the clubhouse or for any further information please email

We hope you can join us!

2 wheelchairs presented at Chinese Banquet evening

The Powered Wheelchair Appeal recently held another fantastic fundraising Chinese Banquet evening at the Fortune Palace in Delamere Forest. Around 95 club members, friends and supporters attended and two children were presented with powered wheelchairs at the event, Matthew Beautyman from Warrington aged 11 and Dillon Healey from Northwich, aged 13. The chairs presented at this event increased our total to date to 370!

Matthew was accompanied on the night by his foster mum, Michelle. He attends Bewsey Lodge Primary School School where he enjoys playing wheelchair basketball and singing in the choir. Away from school he enjoys watching rugby at Warrington Wolves and supports Liverpool FC.

Dillon was joined by his parents Gail and Dave and he attends Hebden Green Special School in Winsford and his favourite subject is science. Out of school Dillon enjoys playing games on his Wii and playing with his LEGO and anything to do with animals and pets.

Both boys and their families are looking forward to the independence their new chairs will allow.

After the presentation of the chairs, we enjoyed another superb banquet provided by Pat and her restaurant staff. Members and friends took part in a quiz, enjoyed a raffle, resulting in a total of just over £1,000 raised on the night – this included a donation from Pat and the Fortune Palace team. Thank you to all our supporters for helping us to raise this fantastic amount, we are all very grateful!

Photo shows back left to right – Helsby Golf Club President Jim Potter, Captain Neil Johnson, Dillon’s parents Gail and Dave, PWA committee. Matthew’s foster mum Michelle.Front left to right – Matilda Healey, Dillon Healey, Matthew Beautyman
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