Golf day a big hit for char­ity

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HEAD­WAY Pre­ston and Chor­ley’s an­nual Golf Day, which was spon­sored by Fletch­ers Solic­i­tors, has raised an im­pres­sive £9,500 for the brain in­jury char­ity.

The an­nual Head­way Golf Day, which Fletch­ers Solic­i­tors has spon­sored since it was launched by the Pre­ston and Chor­ley branch in 2011, took place at the Hes­keth Golf Club in South­port on Septem­ber 8.

Twelve teams from lo­cal and na­tional busi­nesses took part in the tour­na­ment and char­ity auc­tion to raise funds for Head­way, which pro­vides sup­port for peo­ple who have suf­fered a head or brain in­jury.

The day was rounded off with speeches from the team at Head­way and Fletch­ers Solic­i­tors thank­ing ev­ery­one for their sup­port.

The money raised will be used to fund the Head­way ser­vices and en­sure that head in­jury suf­fer­ers con­tinue to re­ceive the nec­es­sary sup­port needed af­ter dis­charge from hospi­tal.

Liz Bam­ber, project man­ager for Head­way in Pre­ston, said: “On be­half of the staff, vol­un­teers and clients of Head­way Pre­ston and Chor­ley, I would like to thank all the busi­nesses that took part in the event to help raise money, and Fletch­ers Solic­i­tors for its on­go­ing sup­port.

“We are de­lighted that £9,500 has been raised for our char­ity by our friends and col­leagues at Fletch­ers.

“Over the last seven years, the golf day has raised a huge amount of money for our small char­ity.

“We would not be able to help the num­ber of peo­ple we do with­out the firm’s char­i­ta­ble work through fundrais­ing, le­gal ad­vice or ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port.

“The team is there for us con­tin­u­ously and this en­ables us to be there for brain in­jury sur­vivors and their fam­i­lies when they need it the most.”

Sarah Charn­ley, a so­lic­i­tor at Fletch­ers Solic­i­tors and chair­per­son for Head­way Pre­ston and Chor­ley, said: “I am de­lighted that we have man­aged to raise a fan­tas­tic amount on our sixth an­nual golf day.

“A big thank you goes to ev­ery­one who at­tended the event and to Hes­keth Golf Club, who again pro­vided such won­der­ful hos­pi­tal­ity.

“We have spon­sored the event ev­ery year since 2011, and have been firm sup­port­ers of Head­way for many years. We work with many clients who haved un­for­tu­nately suf­fered se­ri­ous brain in­juries, so we are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the ex­cel­lent work the char­ity does to help these peo­ple get their lives back on track.

“We will con­tinue to of­fer our as­sis­tance to Head­way to im­prove the ser­vices avail­able to those who have suf­fered a brain in­jury.”

Head­way of­fers fa­cil­i­ties so that peo­ple who have suf­fered a brain in­jury can meet oth­ers in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion, be pro­vided with a sup­port net­work and have good ac­cess to prac­ti­cal and le­gal ad­vice.

Its mis­sion is to in­crease un­der­stand­ing and aware­ness of brain in­jury and its con­se­quences while pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion and sup­port to all those af­fected by it.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. fletch­ersso­lic­i­

Pic­tured at the golf day, left, are Adrian Den­son, An­drew Clark, Ben Coul­ton, and Ja­cob, while, right, are Bill Kiely, Peter Rigby, Steven Mar­shall and Neil Downey, all from Fletch­ers Solic­i­tors

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