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7th Jul, 2022

Stratford golfers raise over £3K for National Deaf Children's Society

GOLFERS have completed a second busy year of fund-raising for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Stratford Oaks Golf Club’s Ladies’ Section raised over £3,000 for the charity, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf children and their families.

For the second year running, the Ladies’ Section reached their total through events including sponsored walks, a plant sale, a coffee morning and raffles.

One part of their campaign was a new rule for a water hazard on the golf course, where any golfer whose ball landed in it made a donation under the slogan ‘If you make a splash, cough up the cash!’.

Due to the disruption caused by lockdown, the ladies decided to continue fund-raising for the National Deaf Children’s Society in 2021.

Captain Elizabeth Hunter said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the Ladies at Stratford Oaks, who by taking part in small social events and a bit of golf, have raised a phenomenal amount for deaf children. They’ve made me enormously proud to be their Captain.

“A deaf childhood is very isolating, so if we can improve the experience for children, we must do it. Together we have learnt about the specialist work the National Deaf Children’s Society undertakes and developed a greater understanding of what it means to be deaf in a hearing world.

“In a year that’s been worrying for everyone, when charity fundraising has suffered so much, isn’t it fantastic to find ladies so generous and warm-hearted? They’ve raised more than one might ever have hoped to better the lives of deaf children and their families.”

Charity spokeswoman Elle Billinge added: “Congratulations to the lady golfers of Stratford Oaks for all their efforts over the past year in support of the National Deaf Children’s Society. For the second year running they have gone above and beyond in what must have been less than ideal circumstances.

“The National Deaf Children’s Society is dedicated to supporting the UK’s 50,000 deaf children and their families. The efforts of selfless fundraisers like these ladies help us to keep on doing our vital work, now and into the future.”

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