A local charity recently held their annual charity golf day at Oswestry Golf club, raising vital funds towards their work. The golf day was a huge success and raised £2,688.

The Movement Centre do not receive any statutory funding, and all therapy is funded through fundraising efforts from their small team, and kind supporters. The funds raised will help the charity continue to provide free specialist therapy, called Targeted Training, to children who face problems with their movement control. By attending The Movement Centre, children can gain head control, so they can interact with their family; it can help children develop the skills to sit unaided so that they can play with their friends. For some children it can enable them to walk, which means they can be far more independent.

Curtis Langley, Fundraising Officer at The Movement Centre said “Our events would not happen with the kind support we receive. We had 14 teams of four on the day and received some great feedback. A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors for the day, Pave Aways, Throgmorton, Sol Distribution, Lanyon Bowdler, Henstone and Rybrook”.

Everyone enjoyed the golf, and some great food put on by the golf club. Prizes up for grabs included products gifted by Henstone Distillery, golf accessories sponsored by Pave Aways. There was even a chance for somebody to win a BMW for a weekend on one of the oncourse competitions.

Pave Aways Managing Director Steven Owen added: “We’re delighted to support a charity which provides such life-changing physiotherapy to children in Shropshire.

“The Movement Centre’s annual golf day is always a great day out while raising funds to ensure that even more children can access treatment. We’re proud to play a small part in helping that to happen – no matter what the result on the 18th!”

Curtis continued to say “The day was filled with excitement, as somebody would win a BMW to take away for a weekend, kindly donated by Rybrook Shrewsbury. The winners on the day all took away some amazing prizes, and I can’t thank our sponsors enough, as the day wouldn’t happen without them. We will look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

With fundraising being so important for the charity, it is days like this that really make a difference. For them to continue to offer their therapy for free they will rely on the kind support they receive in the future.

Winning team Graeme and Chris from Sol Distribution pictured with Mark from Pave Aways.

Steve and Nick from Throgmorton on the 18th hole.

Team form Lanyon Bowdler teeing off.