Vote for CP Sport in the 12 Days of Giving

The Ecclesiastical ’12 days of giving’ is designed to provide vital funding to charities by donating £1,000 to 120 charities over 12 days in the run up to Christmas. CP Sport is encouraging all our members and supporter to nominate us.

Nominate CP Sport here by entering our charity number 1088600 and why you want to nominate us.

With your support, you can help to support CP Sport to enable more people with cerebral palsy to discover the joys of sport. the support will enable enable more children to take part in our multi-sport SportStart programmes.

Nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 5 – 20 December 2019.

The more nominations our charity receives the greater the chance of us winning, So please do spread the word and encourage your friends, family, colleagues and anyone else you can think of to nominate us too!

More information: https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/12-days/

Thank you for supporting us!


#YOUMADEITHAPPEN 2019

#YouMadeItHappen campaign created by the by the NCVO is an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to say thank you to their supporters and to show them the difference their money and time has made, as well as showing the impact volunteers make as a sector.  It takes place this year on Friday 11th October.

2018 was the first year of the campaign, charities up and down the country, from small and local, to large national and international organisations, took the time to share with their supporters how their support was making a difference.   

Cerebral Palsy Sport believes passionately about our volunteers and also the power of volunteering to transform people’s lives.  Our charity supports people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to discover the joys of sport and we could not do this without the incredible support from our volunteers.

This year so far Cerebral Palsy Sport have held 33 events, supporting 660 children, young people & adults and worked with 38 sports clubs across the country. Over 1300 have been given in event volunteering, and over 260 hours have been given in fundraising volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience and we are committed to supporting you throughout your time with us.

There are many reasons why people offer their time to volunteer and national figures show that nearly 22 million people throughout Britain volunteer their time to support others , improve our communities and make an incredible contribution to our country’s economy.

Find out more about volunteering with Cerebral Palsy Sport here

Join the conversation with #YouMadeItHappen today.

Cerebral Palsy Sport calls for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s Community Fund

Cerebral Palsy Sport are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative.

To celebrate Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects.

Three groups in each Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is one of the charities on the shortlist.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s On Your Marks Cerebral Palsy RaceRunning Project is for children and young people with cerebral palsy to try inclusive RaceRunning to help them discover the joys of sport.

Ali Talbot, Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Chief Executive said:

“We are delighted that our On Your Marks RaceRunning Project has been chosen for the public vote at part of Tesco’s Centenary Bags for Help Centenary Grant scheme. RaceRunning is an adapted and inclusive athletics activity where people with cerebral palsy are able to run and be active using a RaceRunner. A RaceRunner is a three wheeled frame with no pedals where the individual is supported by a saddle and body plate. RaceRunning enables people with physical disabilities to change from passive spectators to active participants and we want to reach so many more people through this project. Please support us with your token in store to help change lives”.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in October, November and December across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Please vote for Cerebral Palsy Sport!

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already provided over £75 million to more than 25,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Darren Ward Team crowned Basher’s Golf Day Champions

Darren Ward’s team took the honours at our Patron Basher Hussan’s 17th Charity Golf Day held at the beautiful Oakmere Park Golf Club in Nottinghamshire on September 18th 2019.

12 teams competed for the title and all golfers had a wonderful day raising over £3,000 for Cerebral Palsy Sport. After a great day of golf which included Beat the Pro, Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin challenges, all the team enjoyed a two course meal and the presentation of the prizes and raffle draw.

We are incredibly grateful for the support by Basher and all his friends. Thank you from everyone at Cerebral Palsy Sport!


Basher’s Charity Golf Day Results

The results of the hole competitions were:

Longest Drive –Jordon Boulton

Jordon being presented with is prize by Basher Hussan – Patron of Cerebral Palsy Sport

Nearest the Pin 8th Hole: Bob Ward

Bob being presented with is prize by Basher Hussan – Patron of Cerebral Palsy Sport

Nearest the Pin: 15th Hole: Rob Harris

Rob being presented with is prize by Basher Hussan – Patron of Cerebral Palsy Sport

The final Team results were:

1st: Darren Ward Team – Score: 91


2nd: Adrian Stannard’s Team – Score 86


3rd: Portland Fishing Lakes – Score 82

Portland fishing Lakes receiving their prizes from Basher

Photos from Basher’s Charity Golf Day 2019 – Oakmere Park Golf Club

Jas Samar’s team
Jas Jahal’s team
Portland Fishing Lakes Team – one of our brilliant sponsors teams and 3rd place.
Basher’s Team
Adrian Stannard’s Team – 3rd place team
Champions UK Team – one of our brilliant sponsors teams!
M2K Services Team – one of our brilliant sponsors teams

Our sincere thanks goes to our sponsors Portland Fishing Lakes, M2K Services, Champions UK plc and Arena UK for supporting the charity golf day.

Thank you to Daryl and all the team at Oakmere Park Golf Club for hosting us so well.

A big thank you to our team members and volunteers who helped on the day.

Thank you!

Erodex crowned 2019 Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf Day Champions

Over 40 golfers took part in Kevin O’Connor’s charity golf day at South Staffordshire Golf Club on a sunny 20th June 2019 in aid of Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Kevin has supported the charity over the past three years and the funds raised from his unique charity golf days has enabled children, young people and adults with Cerebral Palsy to discover the joys of swimming for the first time.

Kevin O’Connor

Following an enjoyable day of golfing fun for all the teams, the golfers enjoyed a two course dinner and then geared up for the charity auction and presentation of prizes. Thank you to everyone who donated auction items for this year’s charity auction.


Golf Day Results

Our 2019 charity golf day Longest Drive Award went to Trevor Hatt.

Kevin and Trevor receiving his Longest Drive Award.

The Nearest the Pin Award was won by Ryan Glenister. Collected by Trevor Hat

There was plenty of competition for our Pro in the Beat the Pro Competition and only three players managed to Beat our Pro – Matt:

  • Kevin O’Connor
  • Ryan Glenister
  • Mark Searl

When it came to the presentations of prizes, Erodex were crowned champions of the day and took home the trophy.

Kevin and Team Erodex with their trophy and prizes.

Team Erodex

They were closely followed by De Beers – Graham’s Oldies who took second place.

The 2019 Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf Day raised over £2,300 for Cerebral Palsy Sport

Kevin spoke of his gratitude of everyone who played in the golf day and said: 

“I am delighted that the eleventh annual Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day has managed to raise such a fabulous amount of money for this very deserving charity.  The entire event would not be possible without the participation of the players, the support from Liz and Alison as well as that of Ali Talbot and Jen Basford from Cerebral Palsy Sport and of course, Sue LeBeau and her wonderful staff at South Staffs Golf Club.  I am looking forward to next year’s event already.  In the meantime happy golfing and happy swimming. “

The funds raised in this year’s charity golf day will help support the Worcester Swimming Development Gala that is taking place on October 19th 2019 at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester as well as further swimming development in the West Midlands in early 2020.

Thank you to everyone who supported the golf day and thank you especially to Kevin for your fantastic support.

Thank you!

Join #CPCan 2019!

March 2019 is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and we are getting ready to celebrating it by launching our #CPCan Appeal.

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Get involved and be a part of making people’s lives so much better!

Our services enable more people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to discover the joys of sport. #CPCan has some great ways to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport:

  •  Do Your Bit in Your Sports Kit – channel your inner sporting star and get your sports kit on to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Sport
  • Take on a personal challenge – from running in your local 10k to giving up chocolate in March, the choice is yours!
  • Make a donation – you can donate to the appeal directly through our CPCan Appeal page

Start planning your 2019 activities now using the tool kit here.

 

Get Active with Cerebral Palsy Sport in 2019!

We want to encourage as many people as possible to get active in 2019. Cerebral Palsy Sport’s vision is to support people with cerebral palsy and associated physical impairments, to reach their potential through active recreation.

Our 2019 Sport Development programme consists of 40 events and activities that will provide opportunities for children and young people to access sport, often for the first time, and continue to participate on a regular basis.To find out more about what events we have planned please click here

Capture RR 2019

If you are interested in getting active and fundraising for Cerebral Palsy Sport in 2019 we have plenty of opportunities for you – from golf days to running marathons! Find out more by clicking here

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Cerebral Palsy Sports Awards 2018

On Saturday 6th October we held the 2018 Cerebral Palsy Sports Awards at Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham.

The following awards were presented:

2018 CPISRA World Games Volunteering Commitment Awards

This award was presented in recognition of the incredible contribution made by our World Games volunteers who supported Team CP England and made an exceptional contribution to supporting all the team.

Awards presented to.. Elaine Morris, Liz Moulam, Ian Clegg, Ian Morris, Jon Moulam and Simon Smith

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Sadly Liz, John and Simon couldn’t attend the evening


2018 CPISRA World Games Team Commitment Awards

Presented to Richard Kerr, Jen Basford and Lisa Morton-Smith

These awards were presented in recognition of our brilliant sport team managers and an awesome Chef de Mission who steered Team CP England to topping the medal table in Spain.

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Fundraiser of the Year

Awarded to Dean Bugler

This award recognises the support, efforts and sheer determination to raise funds for us in unique and often life changing ways. Both finalists ran the Virgin London marathon for Team CP Sport in 2018 and raised a significant amount of money for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Sarah Harger was also a finalist.

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Young Fundraiser of the Year

Awarded to Zach Nichol

This award recognises the many young fundraisers that take on challenges and special events to raise funds for CP Sport. Our winner is no exception and raised over £1,000 during our Get Set Raise campaign. He has cerebral palsy himself and wanted to inspire others to take up sport.

Unfortunately Zach couldn’t attend the awards, but we will ensure we get his award to him quickly.

Zach Fundraising


Cerebral Palsy Sport Fundraising Supporter of the Year

Awarded to Kevin O’Connor

This award is in recognition of the incredible supporters who fundraises for CP Sport and enable us to make the difference we do. Kevin O’Connor has supported the charity with charity golf days and also coming to swimming events to witness the difference his fundraising makes.

Unfortunately Kevin O’Connor couldn’t attend the awards, but we will be awarding this to him at our Worcester Swimming Gala later this month.

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Cerebral Palsy Sport CEO Recognition Award

Awarded to Nick Lomath

This award is in recognition of an individual who has made a stand out contribution to supporting the charity in our work. Nick Lomath has volunteered his time and tirelessly supported us at many events with his incredible photography and then gifted all the photos to us to help us promote the work we do.

Nick Lomath


Partner of the Year 

Awarded to British Athletics

The Partner of the year award was first included in 2017 to highlight the great partnerships that CP Sport has with key organisations. This years finalists were two National Governing Bodies of Sport who worked closely with Cp Sport to ensure that there are high quality opportunities for people with cerebral palsy to access sport and activity at a local level and developing a pathway that is there for those that want to compete at their highest level. Partner of the Year is awarded to those partners that support Cerebral Palsy Sport in having people with CP and their families at the heart of what they do.

British Gymnastics was also a finalist.

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Swimmer of the Year

Awarded to Samm Lewis

The Swimmer of the Year award recognises a swimmer who has shown dedication, commitment and made significant improvements and achievements over the last year. Samm Lewis has excelled and won multiple medals at the 2018 CPISRA World Games following re-classification.

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The Andrew Stubbs Trophy

Awarded to Catriona Chung

The Andrew Stubbs Trophy recognises a swimmer who over the last 12 months has shown dedication and perseverance enabling them to be the best swimmer that they can be.

The trophy is in remembrance of a very special young man – Andrew Stubbs and we are humbled that his family continue to support Cerebral Palsy Sport and were able to present the trophy.

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The Colin Rains Trophy for Endeavour

Awarded to Thomas Stamp

The Colin Rains Trophy is presented to an athlete who has continually strived to be their best, have shown endeavour, commitment and dedication throughout the 2018 athletics series. Both our finalists, Emily and Thomas have shown all these qualities throughout 2018

Emily Stewart was also a finalist

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Sport Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to Mary Butler

The Sports Volunteer Award is judged on the commitment a volunteer shows to their role, one that goes the extra mile and excels in their volunteering. Our finalists have truly demonstrated all of those attributes over 2018.

Mary devotes all her spare time to disability swimming, it is her lifelong passion. She organises her own inclusive swimming event, to include all disabled swimmers as well as volunteering at all CP Sport galas over the last 5 years. Mary always goes above and beyond what is expected of her, as a gala organiser she always asks coaches and parents about each swimmer before they compete. Any swimmer new to galas she finds somebody experienced to look after them. She even organised her holiday this year to be in Spain during the World Games so she could watch swimmers she had nurtured swim in an international event.

Elaine Morris and Nick Lomath were also finalists

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Coach of the Year

Awarded to Steve McRobie

The Coach of the Year Award recognises the outstanding commitment to developing and mentoring the young people in their care and demonstrates a passion for improving the lives of people with cerebral palsy through sport.

Steve is manager of Bingham Outlaws (Bingham Town Youths FC, Nottinghamshire). He has worked tirelessly and thanklessly for almost 15 years in developing an environment where young people with disabilities (specifically cerebral palsy) can train and play competitive football together. The environment that Steve has created with the Bingham Outlaws is one which the players very rarely leave, players have been with the club for over 10 years and Steve is a big reason for that.

Steve has been instrumental in growing the size of the club over the last 12 months. they now have more players than ever ranging from 8 – 22 years old. Steve puts many hours and days of his own free time into the team. He has always shown the highest level of dedication to helping the players improve and develop not only as footballers, but as people.

Martin Cook and Janet Warrington were also finalists

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Official of the Year

Awarded to Tony Williams

The Official of the Year Award recognises the vitally important role officails play in supporting events and the commitment they bring to volunteers in sport with professionalism, care and inclusion.

Tony has been an official at Cerebral Palsy Sport Athletics events and within athletics for over 40 years. As a starter Tony not only makes sure each race gets off to the right start, he takes time to talk to athletes and provide advice and guidance to those that are new and may be unsure. There is many a nervous athlete who has stood on the start line and been reassured by Tony’s empathy and care. On the odd occasion that Tony has been unavailable for CP Sport events he does all he can to make sure that there is a starter in place. Over the years he has developed some incredible knowledge, something that those around him benefit from a great deal.

Paul Rutter and Wendy Cole were also finalists

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Sports Club of the Year

Awarded to North East and Yorkshire Disability FC

The Sports Club of the Year Award recognises clubs that have a commitment of inclusion, opportunities for all and seeking to lead the way in coach, player and volunteer development.

North East and Yorkshire Disability Football Club has 1 adult CP team who are national champions and a great junior section. All coaches are highly qualified and engage all the players with enthusiasm, knowledge and passion. the club strongly believes in making football accessible for all, particularly for those with CP and through its work in the National League is helping to create pathways into the England CP senior team. The adult CP team won the FA Disability Cup at St George’s Park and since then players have been called up for the England squad and junior development squads. The club are extremely welcoming, they develop footballers whilst having fun, allowing players to make new friends.

London Disability Swimming Club and Gateshead Harriers were also finalists.

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Sports Achiever of the Year

Awarded to Thomas Talbot

The Sports Achiever of the Year Award recognises the outstanding commitment individuals make to participating in their sport. It honours their hard work in training, competition and their achievements over the last 12 months.

Thomas is an international RaceRunner who trains twice a week at his athletics club Lincoln Wellington as well as every other day on his treadmill. Since April 2018, Thomas has run consistently well improving his race pbs including taking 25 seconds off his 400m pb and making massive progress on his 800m pb by over a minute. Thomas came into the season second in Great Britain for all RaceRunners for 800m. In July 2018 he won four Typhoo National Junior Championships titles for Under 15 as well as running pbs. He also took over 19 seconds off his 3k time in July. Thomas was bronze medallist for RR3 100m at the England Athletics /CAU National Disability Championships in July 2018 where RaceRunning featured for the first time.

Thomas represented Team CP England at the CPISRA 2018 World Games in Spain and was reclassified as a RR2 athlete. He won a world silver medal in 800m and ran pb’s in 100m as well as qualifying for all his finals and placed 4th in the 100m, 200m and 400m. he returned from the Games ad the number 1 ranked RR2 athlete in Great Britain. Thomas also won 4 RR2 golds at CP Sport National Athletics Championships as well as running a pb for his 100m.

Thomas has fought back after major hip reconstruction surgery through rehabilitation, learning to walk again and back to full health to enable him to race in the 2018 season. Thomas is also a real ambassador for RaceRunning and is encouraging to other RaceRunners as well as all his team mates. he always cheers them on. He carries himself with humility and quiet dedication to run the best he can with challenging medical circumstances pending.

Cameron Osbourne and Joshua Monaghan-Coombs were also finalists

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Swimming

Awarded to Jill Stidever MBE

Jill has spent over 60 years supporting thousands of children with special needs to learn to swim. Her dedication to swimming has helped in changing the perception of disabled sport and encouraging people to see disabled swimmers as athletes.

Jill dedicates over 40 hours a week to coaching, raising funds and organising swimming programmes and she has seen some of the young children she has coached go on to compete at Paralympic level.

In 2014 Jill was honoured with the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award and we were delighted to honour her commitment, hard work and dedication to cerebral palsy swimming and disability swimming with this lifetime achievement award.

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Athletics

Awarded to Dr Alan Neuff

Dr Alan Neuff started Neuff Athletic equipment in 1966 by designing the Britain’s fibreglass vaulting poles and it has gradually developed to covering all track and and field events. Dr Alan Neuff has been in athletics as an athlete, coach and official for many years which has included supporting CP Sport events as an official.

Alan is a dedicated official committed to supporting athletes with a disability to achieve their sporting potential. He has complete attention to detail for officiating that many would aspire to and is always alongside his treasured wife Caroline. While serious ill health meant he couldn’t be with us at the awards evening, his wife Caroline and son Ralph collected the award on his behalf.

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Stephen Miller MBE and Graeme Ballard were also inducted into the Cerebral Palsy Sport Hall of Fame, Click here to read more about their induction into the Hall of Fame.

To take a look at all the photos taken at the training day, AGM and awards evening, please click here

Portland Fishing Lakes Team 1 take top honours at Basher’s Charity Golf Day

Portland Fishing Lakes Team 1 took the honours at our Patron Basher Hussan’s 16th Charity Golf Day held at the beautiful Oakmere Park Golf Club in Nottinghamshire on September 13th 2018.

14 teams competed for the title and all golfers had a wonderful day raising over £3,500 for Cerebral Palsy Sport. After a great day of golf which included Beat the Pro, Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin challenges, all the team enjoyed a two course meal and the presentation of the prizes and raffle draw.

We are incredibly grateful for the support by Basher and all his friends. Thank you from everyone at Cerebral Palsy Sport!


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Basher being presented with a thank you gift by Peter Savage – Trustee of Cerebral Palsy Sport


The results of the hole competitions were:

Longest Drive – Jason Davies

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Jason being presented with is prize by Peter Savage – Trustee of Cerebral Palsy Sport


Nearest the Pin 2nd Hole: Dale Bunyan

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Dale being presented with is prize by Peter Savage – Trustee of Cerebral Palsy Sport


The final Team results were:

1st: Portland fishing Lakes 1

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2nd: None of the Original

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3rd: Portland Fishing Lakes 2.

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Photos from Basher’s Charity Golf Day 2018 – Oakmere Park Golf Club

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Our sincere thanks goes to our sponsors Portland Fishing Lakes, M2K Services, Champions UK plc and Heineken for supporting the charity golf day.

Thank you to Daryl and all the team at Oakmere Park Golf Club for hosting us so well.

A big thank you to our Trustee, team members and volunteers who helped on the day.

Thank you!

Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf Day raises over £2,600 for Cerebral Palsy Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to announce that the Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day staged at South Staffordshire Golf Course on 7th June 2018 has raised over £2,600 for the charity.

Kevin has supported the charity over the past three years and the funds raised from his unique charity golf days has enabled children, young people and adults with Cerebral Palsy to discover the joys of swimming for the first time.

Kevin spoke of his gratitude of everyone who played in the golf day and said:

“I am delighted that the tenth annual Kevin O’Connor Charity Golf day has managed to raise such a fabulous amount of money for this very deserving charity.  The entire event would not be possible without the participation of the players, the support from Liz and Alison Colesby as well as that of Ali Talbot from CP Sport and, of course, Sue LeBeau and her wonderful staff at South Staffs Golf Club.  I am looking forward to next year’s event already, which will be on June 20th 2019.  In the meantime happy golfing and happy swimming. Kevin”

The funds raised in this year’s charity golf day will help support the Worcester Swimming Development Gala that is taking place on October 20th at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester as well as further swimming development in the West Midlands in early 2019.

Thank you to everyone who supported the golf day and thank you especially to Kevin for your fantastic support.

To read more about this great day of fundraising, please click here for the event report

Thank you!