Henshaws is teeing off the year with a generous donation

24 January 2011

Henshaws Yorkshire is teeing off the New Year with a generous donation of nearly £6,500 raised by Wetherby Golf Club and its members.

The club held a series of fundraising events throughout 2010, which was also its centenary year, including raffles, auctions, competitions and generous donations from individual players.

Chris Rollason, captain of the men’s team at the club said: “I’m thrilled we managed to raise such a large amount of money for Henshaws and want to thank our members for all their hard work. As 2010 was a big birthday for us, we had plenty of excuses to celebrate and raise money for this worthy charity.”

Anne Hoodless, lady captain at Wetherby Golf Club added: “When Chris and I visited Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre and College it was humbling to see the work Henshaws are doing. I had spent my working life helping youngsters facing challenges, so I had an immediate affinity with what they were doing.”

Henshaws Yorkshire provides a range of educational, residential, day-care and community services for visually-impaired and disabled people of all ages.

Caroline Smale, CEO of Henshaws Yorkshire said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Wetherby Golf Club for all their efforts during last year. Henshaws relies heavily on charitable donations and the money raised will help us continue our work across Yorkshire, providing facilities and support for families and young people.”

Henshaws Yorkshire provides a range of educational, residential, day-care and community services for blind and visually-impaired people of all ages. This includes an Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough and community housing in the Harrogate area. Students at Henshaws College are all visually-impaired and have additional physical disabilities and learning difficulties, they are aged between 16 and 19 and mainly come from the north of England. Curriculum includes literacy, numeracy, IT and living skills that enable students to live independently or semi-independently after they leave.

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