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Golf day chips in with £2,000 for charity

By Mark Andrews | Gobowen | News | Published:

A golf day raised more than £2,000 for a charity which provides pioneering treatment that helps children with cerebral palsy to walk.

Larry Byrne of Club Choice Ireland with winners Jonathan Pierce and Robert Williams from Harrisons Solicitors.

The Movement Centre, based at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Gobowen, near Oswestry, hosted the fundraising event which saw 16 teams of four battle it out for a luxury golfing holiday in Ireland.

It was the second year running that the event was held at Arscott Golf Club at Pontesbury, near Shrewsbury.

The holiday, donated by Club Choice Ireland, was won by Jonathan Pierce and Robert Williams, who were in the Harrisons Solicitors team.

Curtis Langley, fundraising officer for the charity, said: “The golfers were amazing, playing through heavy rain and strong winds but there were still some great scores,” he said.

The money raised will help the charity continue to provide a specialist therapy, called Targeted Training, to children who face problems with their movement control.

By attending The Movement Centre, children can gain head control, so they can interact with their family; it can help children develop the skills to sit unaided, so that they can play with their friends.

For some children it can enable them to walk, which means they can be far more independent.

Jonathan said: “Having played in The Movement Centre charity golf day last year we were really looking forward to this year.

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"Arscott is a lovely course and we really enjoyed what started out as a very wet and windy morning but soon dried out to leave a pleasant afternoon. We are really looking forward to our trip.”

Larry Byrne of Club Choice Ireland said it ws the company's second year supporting The Movement Centre.

"We're thrilled to be able to help them raise these much needed funds for their Targeted Training programme," he said.

"It was a real pleasure to be there on the day and meet the people involved in the centre and also some of the families who are benefitting from their services."

Mark Andrews

By Mark Andrews
@MAndrews_Star

Senior news writer for the Shropshire Star specialising in in-depth features and commentary, investigative reporting and political matters.

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