Pontardawe Golf Club
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The Bobath Charity Golf Day....Was it a Success....?

Thursday 14th of May 2015 23:37

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You bet your bottom dollar it was !!! 

The charity day was organized by Garry Perkins and 22 teams paid an entry fee that's 88 golfers in total, One team couldn't make it, but they gave prior notice and still paid their entry fee. That can't be bad, thank you very much.

That's 88 golfers enjoying themselves on one of the most beautiful courses in South Wales knowing that all the money raised on the day went to a real worthy cause.

£1300 was raised on the day and the money will go to good use with the Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales, which is a registered charity that provides specialist therapy to children throughout Wales who have cerebral palsy.

Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Bobath therapists are state-registered and work together as a team to combine these disciplines to give each child the skills to explore their world, communicate their needs, maximise their potential and so improve their quality of life.

At Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales they focus on the ability and not the disability.

22 teams of four with the best two scores counting on each hole battled it out on the course and with nearest the pins on the 5th, 14th and second shot on the 18th.

The presentations were made by Lyndsey Doyle who is an ambassador for the Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales. After the presentation Lyndsey thanked all the participants for their help in raising the £1300.

Lyndsey followed with a heartfelt speech, which left everybody understanding the need to help and improve the quality of life for children who suffer from cerebral palsyand the help that their families need. The lounge was absolutely silent whilst Lyndsey talked about the charity and the therapy carried out and how they helped the children and their families, you could have heard a pin drop. What an emotional insight into the work carried out by Bobath.

A fun charity auction was organised by Conrad Dyment-Jones. There were some really good auction prizes, but the ones that spring to mind were, Judith Williams paying £20 for an empty box Srixon AD33 golf balls.

Peter Butt bid £10 for a box of 12 Srixon AD33 golf balls, he was asked home much he had bid and replied £10, the Auctioneer Conrad Dyment-Jones quick as a flash said that's £20 in total you've bid, Thank you very much, sold!

Conrad Rees ended up bidding £80 for a Christmas pudding and he wasn't even in the auction, but he did say if there is anything good in the auction to bid on it for him, after all it was a good Christmas pudding.

A horse riding lesson was bid for and won with one condition, that the club captain Meirion Davies went for the riding lesson, there were howls of laughter as the comments flowed about Shetland ponies so he could climb on without any help, and it would need to have a really strong back to carry him.

One thing's for sure everybody enjoyed themselves, and on a charity day there are no losers only winners

Gary Perkins closed proceedings with a big thank you to Jamie Probert and his ground staff for presenting an immaculately manicured course for the day. The chef and his catering staff along with the bar staff, for keeping everybody well fed and watered until late. Conrad Dyment-Jones for running the auction, everybody that helped with the organising on the day, but the biggest thanks went to the participants that supported and made the day a huge success.

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To See a full album of photos taken on the day click on the link below

 

https://www.facebook.com/pontardawegc 

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