Tee-time treat for children’s charity

Ladies secretary Lorna Young  with vice captain Barabra Mowbray,  treasurer Viv Shanks, Captain Phyllis Stewart and Fiona Walker from the Trust.
Ladies secretary Lorna Young with vice captain Barabra Mowbray, treasurer Viv Shanks, Captain Phyllis Stewart and Fiona Walker from the Trust.

A Northumberland golf club has been getting into the fundraising swing for a children’s charity.

Bedlingtonshire Golf Club Ladies’ Section has raised £910 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families with seriously ill children.

Captain Phyllis Stewart held activities throughout the year, including a bingo night and a charity golfing event to raise the money.

She said: “On seeing the tremendous amount of work and support the charity gives to families who have children with a serious illness, I could not refuse and I am delighted that the ladies of Bedlingtonshire Golf Club have been so generous in helping me to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

The Rainbow Trust enables families who have a child with a life-threatening illness to make the most of their time together.

Each family is paired with a support worker who helps them at home, in hospital and in the community, for as long as is needed.

Director of fundraising and marketing at Rainbow Trust Oonagh Goodman said: “We are very grateful that Bedlingtonshire Golf Club held such a fantastic series of fantastic events to help us fund our vital support for families with a seriously ill child.

“All the money raised from the event will help Rainbow Trust to support families to make the most of the precious time they have together.”

The charity helps more than 2,300 families through its nine care teams in England and is mostly funded by voluntary donations.