Togel have recently thanked big-hearted players and guests who helped raise a whopping £7,000 at our annual charity golf day. The amount has certainly surpassed all expectations.
Our 15th annual Golf Day took place at the Doncaster Golf Club in aid of Brainwave and was attended by Carole Headley, the charities Development Manager.
Brainwave are an incredibly selfless charity that helps children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies. Togel previously sponsored two local Children, William, who has Cerebral palsy and Pollie, who has hydrocephalus and epilepsy. It costs £3,500 per child for a year of specialised therapy. Our aim was to raise the money throughout the course of 2017. The support of our amazing guests and sponsors we were able to raise the money in just one event!
As an extra surprise for our guests, we held a Hole in One competition and an opposite handed nearest the pin competition, both of which were rather comical! We also gained some fantastic publicity on the day as ITV interviewed two of our players. Josh Berry, who plays off an amazing handicap of just 3.8 at 12 years old, and Andy Wilkinson, his coach, watch the interview here.
Over 70 golfers, making up 20 teams, battled it out for first place. Congratulations goes out to Josh Berry who didn’t let his age and the, very tough, competition on the day affect his game and walked away with the winner’s trophy and a plethora of prizes. Josh is just 12 years old, and has been playing for just 3 years and already plays off an outstanding 3.8, he’s certainly a name to watch out for! Well done Josh! Congratulations also go to the winning team, Daz Blood, Nick Wharton, Michael Banks and Mark Atkins.
Carole Headley, Development Manager at Brainwave commented “The milestones these children are able to hit thanks to the work of our highly skilled team, the dedication of their families and the support of companies such as Togel are incredible given their conditions and diagnosis’. When Togel started supporting Pollie and William, in 2016, our main aim for Pollie was to get her to be able to transition from sitting to standing, something most 5-year olds take for granted. Pollie is now, not only able to transition easily, but is able to walk, with the aid of her walker and can stand unassisted for a few minutes, something her family never thought she would be able to do.”