GOLF CHARITY TEES OFF FOR CHILDREN’S CENTRE

A Sutton Coldfield based association for disabled children and their families has been boosted by the generosity of local professional and amateur golfers from the business community who clubbed together and donated over £5200 out of the final proceeds of the 2008 Second City Charity Golf Classic Pro-Am Tournament held at Moor Hall golf club. norman-laudreducedThe Norman Laud Association in Sutton Coldfield provides day and domiciliary respite care for children and adults with special needs. The association began 46 years ago when local councillor, Norman Laud set up a nursery for disabled children. Honorary Tournament Director of the Second City Charity Golf Classic, Peter Skerritt said, “Ours is the Midlands’ premier annual charity golf tournament with our 43rdd annual tournament due to tee off this July. Last year we raised money for both Norman Laud and Arthritis Care because their work is both incredible and vital. We are always privileged to lend a helping hand to this sort of charity and thanks to our sponsors and the business community who always enjoy a fantastic day’s golf, we are able to contribute to organisations such as Norman Laud.” Sian Pemberton from Norman Laud said, “Second City Golf Tournaments Limited have given us support over a number of years now. Their commitment to and passion for our work is very much appreciated by the children and their families and they have helped us to expand our services because of their donations. Many of our guests are profoundly disabled so the need to offer carers this support is essential especially as the association has to rely on fundraising to maintain its services.” This year’s Second City Charity Golf Classic is being held at Moor Hall Golf Club on Wednesday 15th July, 2009.