A charity golf day successfully raised over £4,000 for an Action for Children VIP Christmas party which will see local youngsters enjoy a festive day to remember.
Pulman Volkswagen supported the event which saw forty teams of golfers tee off last week at Whickham Golf Club.
The Volkswagen retailer offered a range of raffle prizes such as a car for the hole in one competition to help encourage donations.
The charitable group, the Sir John Elliot Lodge, Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) has supported Action of Children for the past 22 years by raising money for the Newcastle family project Children’s Christmas Fund. It continually calls upon local businesses to help supports its fund raising events.
Over 50 children from the Newcastle family project of Action for Children will benefit from the money raised.
The youngsters will enjoy a VIP day at a pantomime followed by an exclusive party at the Bridle Path public house in Whickham. Each child will receive a Christmas present from Santa and Birdle Path Christmas fairy.
The charity cheque was presented to the Birdle Path Christmas fairy, also known as Adelle Munro, by the Pulman Volkswagen team.
Thanking everyone Adelle said: “We are very grateful to everyone and delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of the Sir John Elliot Lodge charity group.
“The money raised will enable us to continue the Children’s Christmas party events into 2010. We very much appreciate the kind donations and support of all the golfers and local businesses who have helped to make this possible.”
The children’s Christmas parties have been taking place for the past 21 years and rely entirely on donations raised by the Sir John Elliot Lodge (RAOB) group which has been supporting Action for Children since 1987.
Mike Pulman of Pulman Volkswagen added: “We are very happy to support such a worthwhile charity group; they should be commended for their continual fund raising events. Unfortunately none hit a hole in one but there is always next time.”
Pictured are Michael Lines and Simon Sumner presenting a sponsorship cheque to Adelle Munro.