Making a difference
THE Scroungers’ Golf Society is now into its 40th year and in its long and generous history has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to provide powered wheelchairs for young people with severe disabilities.
Chorlton Golf Club have been long-term supporters and they were again superb hosts both on and off the course for the latest Scroungers golf day.
It concluded with the presentation of the Scroungers’ 194th powered wheelchair to four-year-old Bailey Morrison who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Bailey, from Heald Green, was presented with his state-of-the-art wheelchair in a packed clubhouse, with many members moved to tears by his delighted reaction to the presentation before he showed his driving skills around the clubhouse.
Bailey’s dad Mike said: ‘His chair will give him a new freedom, a new independence and the ability to join in and play with his friends. The members of The Scroungers’ Society and Chorlton Golf Club have unknowingly changed Bailey’s life.’
Scroungers with Bailey and his family