From the magazine: Hitting the high street
The following is an article from the latest issue of the CHICKS Magazine. The UK's most…Read more
We held our annual golf day at Trethorne Golf Club, Launceston on Friday 22 June.
The event raised an amazing £8,772, which will help fund free respite breaks for disadvantaged children at CHICKS retreat in Tywardreath, Cornwall, as well as the charity’s second retreat in Derbyshire.
A total of 30 teams enjoyed a full day of playing and hospitality at the picturesque Trethorne Golf Club.
A massive congratulations to the winning team, Print Copy Scan, which offers services across the Plymouth area and Cornwall.
CHICKS Regional Fundraiser for the South West, Mick Ryan, said: “I would like to say a personal thank you to our many supporters who entered teams and the dozens of individuals and companies who donated wonderful prizes.
“Many thanks also go to our sponsors and we are extremely grateful to Carole Reip and all at Trethorne Golf Club for hosting such an enjoyable and successful day.”
CHICKS receives no government funding and relies solely on donations to provide free respite breaks for the increasing number of disadvantaged children from across the UK, including hundreds from many areas of Devon and Cornwall.
The children CHICKS helps include those in care or suffering severe poverty, child carers and victims of abuse.
Although CHICKS respite breaks are free for the children to attend, each place costs the charity an average of £970; events like the annual Golf Day play a huge part in funding the work that CHICKS carries out.
Mick added: “Supporting CHICKS gives disadvantaged children from across the UK the opportunity to have a break from their circumstances; making new friends, having adventures and finding their confidence.
“We are hugely grateful to all those who support our work by fundraising, volunteering or helping to raise awareness of CHICKS – thank you.”