Golfers on song for charity day
A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE charity working with children will receive almost £4,000 thanks to the generous support provided through David Williams Independent Financial Advisers.
The company’s annual golf day on September 10 raised money for Thomas’s Fund, which provides life-enhancing musical therapy for ill and disabled children across the county.
The event, held at the Northampton County Golf Club in Church Brampton, saw 48 golfers play in an 18-hole Stableford competition.
Enjoying the glorious weather, Mike Fairey was the top-scoring individual player with a Stableford score of 38. He was presented with the winning trophy by David Williams, founder of the company and our special guest on the day.
Donations from guests and players were boosted matched by a well-supported raffle and donations from product providers and David Williams IFA. Allowing for the further uplift provided by Gift Aid, the day raised almost £4,000 for Thomas’s Fund.
Nick Beal, director at David Williams IFA, says: ‘It was wonderful to be able to enjoy the day in the company of long-standing clients and friends, knowing that we are also helping such a deserving cause.’
Thomas’s Fund is a Northamptonshire charity that provides music therapy for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses or a disability which, for medical reasons, means they are too ill to attend school for extended periods.
Esther Mitchell, a therapist with Thomas’s Fund, gave an inspiring presentation to guests at the golf day to explain how the funds raised would help the charity. Music therapy can provide children with an emotional outlet and sensory stimulation and can enhance their communication skills.
David Williams IFA would like to thank the generosity of guests, the companies who donated money or raffle prizes and the staff of Northampton County for ensuring an excellent day.