Brocket Hall golfers CHIP in for charity
PUBLISHED: 08:03 17 December 2011
CHRISTMAS came early for a children's support charity - thanks to the outgoing captains at a stately home golf course.
For, to mark the end of their year in charge, men’s and women’s captains at Brocket Hall, Len Montague and Jennie Lewis Puttick, handed over a cheque to CHIPS.
The charity received £12,500.
CHIPS is run by volunteer parents and offers play schemes for children with special needs and their families.
Its chairman Matt Cooper said he was “absolutely thrilled”, and fellow trustee, Graham Nickson, added: “The money will be translated directly into smiles.”
The East Herts-based charity was chosen by Len and Jennie, along with WGC’s Lakeside School, because they particularly wanted to focus on children.
“We chose to support CHIPS during our year of captaincy as we were keen this year on supporting a charity where we could physically see the money making a real difference to the lives of local children,” they said
Len added: “Supporting CHIPS as well as Lakeside School, our other chosen charity for 2011, meant we were able to cover the entire spectrum of a child’s life, both while in school and their time spent outside of the classroom.”
CHIPS runs Saturday clubs across East Herts during school term time, and play schemes during holidays.
The money donated by Brocket Hall Golf Club will go towards organising activities and days out for the children, such as Christmas parties, climbing walls, entertainers and swimming.