Cramlington golfers took to the green for an annual charity golf day in Northumberland. 85 players attended the Arcot Hall Golf Club on Monday 18th June to raise money for Jane Percy House, a purpose built centre in Cramlington that provides accommodation and support for people with a range of profound physical disabilities. It forms part of the nationwide network of services provided by The Disabilities Trust. The ‘Hole in One’ competition takes place each year and is sponsored by Silbury, Skoda.

There were regular golfers, however there were also some new faces to welcome to the course. The players were lucky to enjoy a sunny day with no rain, in which they were able to enjoy their meal of home-made steak pie and chips after completing the course. Local businesses and individuals kindly donated prizes to be handed out to winners. They were grateful for donations from Duchess Jane Percy, Lets Move Estate Agents, Border Minstrel, Pronto Italian, The Jewellers Guild, Vue Cinema, Newcastle Eagles, Marshall Optometrists, Chisholmes, Ladbrokes, The Beauty Experience, Hair by MP, Proctor and Gamble and Brockwell Fish and Chips.

They raised a fantastic amount of £1152 from the day. The fundraised money will be going towards creating a sensory garden for the service users at Jane Percy House. This is something that will greatly benefit many of the people supported at the service; a multi-sensory environment offers them the opportunity to enjoy a variety of sensory experiences and improve their link to the surrounding world.

Lindsey Tate, Service Manager at Jane Percy House, said “A fun game, good company and delicious food made for a great day – you could really feel the community spirit. We are extremely grateful to everyone who came to the fundraiser and supported The Disabilities Trust. Events like these give us the funding to go the extra mile for our service users.”