The ladies section at The Grove Golf Club, Leominster, has presented Affinity Trust’s opportunities service for people with learning disabilities, (known locally as Score) with a generous donation of £900.
The money will fund a number of day trips this summer for the adults with learning disabilities that attend Score where they have the chance to make friends, keep active, develop confidence, and learn new skills.
Rosemary Wooderson, Support Manager of Affinity Trust’s opportunities service says: “We are so thrilled that the Grove Ladies are supporting us in this way. This funding will enable people we support to have some splendid summer outings such as boat trips, ultra violet bowling and a visit to the Butterfly zoo. The people we support love the day trips and look forward to them immensely. They have all been involved in choosing what they want to do and are extremely excited that they are able to go.”
Affinity Trust community opportunities was chosen as the club’s charity of the year following a long history of Score members attending The Grove driving range on Mondays, and a recent visit to the club and presentation by members of Score. Clare Hadley, current Grove Ladies Captain, said: “All our lady members wholeheartedly support our chosen charity of each year and I am personally thrilled that we have managed to raise so much so far. It looks like we will be able to fund this summer’s outings and those planned for 2016, which is a real bonus.”
To raise the money, the Grove Ladies held a monthly raffle, a monthly guess the lottery bonus ball, a bingo evening and a quiz. Clare Hadley commented “We also have another quiz planned along with a summer picnic party with a raffle. All supported by the lady members, who are very generous with their help and donations.”
The ladies’ section of the Grove Golf Club plays every Wednesday at The Grove Golf and Bowl at Ford Bridge Leominster. Clare Hadley added: “The ethos of the club is friendly company on a Wednesday with a game of golf thrown in! Of our fifty members, some play nine holes (the older ladies) and the rest play the traditional 18 holes. Some of us also play in local and county competitions.”