Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence

Lancashire Life - - GOLF LIFE -

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

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