Golfers club together to support DEBRA
A CHARITY helping children with a debilitating skin condition has received £4,000, thanks to the generous support provided through David Williams IFA and the company’s clients.
The company’s 2016 Charity Golf Day on September 7th raised money for DEBRA, the national charity which supports those with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.
The event, held at the Northamptonshire County Golf Club in Church Brampton, saw 48 golfers play in an 18-hole Stableford competition.
Donations from guests and players were matched by David Williams IFA. Proceeds were then boosted by a well-supported raffle and donations from financial product providers. In total, the day raised £4,000 for DEBRA.
Nick Beal, managing director at David Williams IFA, says: ‘We had a wonderful day in the company of many long-standing clients and friends, playing together to support such a deserving cause.’
Those born with EB have skin so fragile they are called ‘butterfly children’ – their skin is quite simply as fragile as the wing of a butterfly.
Painful open wounds and sores form where this exceptionally fragile skin is damaged – in some cases, internal linings and organs are also affected. Complications as a result of secondary infection and extensive scarring are factors that people living with EB often have to face.
Aimee Stein, a fund-raiser for DEBRA, attended the day. She spoke to guests and explained how the charity would be using the donation to work with families, providing practical and emotional support.
David Williams IFA would like to thank the generosity of guests, the companies who donated money or raffle prizes and the staff of Northamptonshire County Golf Club for ensuring an excellent day.
Find out more about DEBRA here