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A Wimborne golf club has raised a fabulous £6,475 for a leading UK children’s disability charity which will be used to fund vital equipment for seven children in Hampshire.

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children was named as Canford School Golf Club’s Charity of the Year by Ann Moore, who has just ended her year long tenure as Ladies’ Captain at the club located on the Dorset / Hampshire border.

“We were delighted to be able to raise the money,” said Ann. “We were extremely moved to hear about some of the children Newlife has helped.”

Fundraising activities included selling knitted hats, a coffee morning which raised £1,300 and a Joint Captain’s Day. This event included an auction, raffle and bidding wall, raising £1,800 which was match funded with £1,000 from Barclay’s Bank.

An Invitation Day which saw members invite friends to the golf club included a ‘Sparkle Party’ – a jewellery sale with all the products supplied by Newlife – which raised over £400.

Ann added: “Many of the lovely members of Canford School Golf Club who couldn’t come to events still donated money – and they do this year in and year out.”

All the children being helped through the club’s fundraising are based in the southern region. Equipment grants for the seven include specialist car seats, a sleeping system and a safety harness; all of which have had a big impact.

Newlife’s Deputy Community Fundraising Manager Philippa Gregory said: “We can’t thank the members of Canford School Golf Club enough for the money they have raised on our behalf. The support they are offering to families in terms of fundraising and awareness has been amazing and as a result seven children have received equipment which will transform their everyday lives.”

Newlife Foundation CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, added: “As cutbacks continue to bite into local authority budgets we can expect to see applications for equipment services continue to rise. As a charity we are looking increasingly to ‘local heroes’ to help us help children in individual counties – and Newlife guarantees that 100 per cent of all monies donated or fundraised in Dorset / Hampshire can be ring-fenced to specifically provide equipment for disabled and terminally ill children within the county.”

Alternatively you can choose to help fund equipment for children in your county or even fund equipment for a specific child or type of equipment grant.

If you think you can help a disabled or terminally ill child in Dorset, Hampshire or any other county, the Newlife Community Fundraising Team can be contacted on 0800 988 4640 (free from UK landlines).

To find out more about Newlife’s range of equipment grant and loan support services, call the Nurse Helpline on 0800 902 0095 (free from UK landlines) or email; alternatively go to

Pictured: Captains Rob Jones & Ann Moore 

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