Record-breaking £44,000 raised for six children with cerebral palsy at Daniel Robinson & Sons' charity golf day
Six children born with cerebral palsy have been given hope thanks to a record-breaking charity golf day organised by Bishop's Stortford funeral director Daniel Robinson & Sons.
Some 34 teams of 136 golfers – including fourballs from Stortford firms Price Bailey, Nockolds, Barons BMW and GQ Wealth Management – gathered at Colne Valley Golf Club last Wednesday (Sept 15) for the South Street firm's 16th annual golf event.
It raised a remarkable £44,272 – beating the 2018 golf day record of £43,000 – all of which will be used to pay for specialist private physiotherapy and equipment to help youngsters Lenny, Lyncoln, Aiden, Summer, Nat and Sid, four of whom live in the Braintree area, one near Colchester and one in Haverhill.
A Daniel Robinson spokesperson said: "This physiotherapy is not available through the NHS, but it gives the children the opportunity to greatly increase their mobility, helping to equip them to lead much more independent lives.
"The beneficiaries are making fantastic progress, even though many of them have had to endure major surgery during lockdown, making the physiotherapy that is being provided even more vital."
Daniel Robinson managing director Gary Neill said: "This money will make a huge difference to the lives of these children and to their families' lives.
"Whilst our team work hard to co-ordinate and deliver the day, we couldn’t do any of this without the generosity of local companies, who donate items, and the players, who come and give so generously. We would all like to say a very grateful thank you to everyone who has made this possible."
Daniel Robinson & Sons was established in Stansted in 1892. It now has branches in Sawbridgeworth, Old Harlow, Harlow, Epping, Loughton, Waltham Abbey, Great Dunmow, Braintree and Halstead.