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West Lancashire Golf Club raises over £9,000 for Peterhouse School!

Posted on 13th May 2019

A huge round of applause and a massive thank you to everybody at West Lancs Golf Club!

In 2018 West Lancashire Golf Club chose Peterhouse School as their Captain & Lady Captain's Charity of the Year.  This meant that all funds from the clubs various fundraising efforts went towards Peterhouse, a school for children on the autistic spectrum rated Outstanding by OFSTED. 

Set out with breath taking views of the Mersey estuary and Welsh mountains, The West Lancashire Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in England. In 2018, through member donations and a whole host of events the club raised over £9,000. The teams at Peterhouse and Autism Initiatives were over the moon to find out that their race night alone raised over £7,000 in just one night! 

Autism Initiatives Community Fundraiser Ed Green said “We are delighted with the amount raised by The West Lancashire Golf Club, these funds will provide much needed classroom IT equipment for Peterhouse School. The club have set a fantastic example which we hope other organisations will follow!” 

Club Captains Jan Owen and Rob Howard chose to support Peterhouse School due to a family connection to Paul Watson, a previous student of Peterhouse.  Paul was supported by Autism Initiatives and Peterhouse throughout his childhood, and then returned to the school employed as part of the kitchen team. A much loved alumni and staff member Paul left a legacy of loyalty and commitment. Following in his footsteps his family and loved ones chose to fundraise for the school and charity that helps hundreds of kids like Paul find the right balance of support and independence. 

West Lancashire Golf Club’s original aim was to raise at least £3,000 for an interactive whiteboard, and through their amazing efforts absolutely smashed their target, presenting a cheque for £9,110 at a special event this year.  These vital funds will help Peterhouse continue to provide individualised support and an outstanding education.

Talk to Ed Green about how your organisation can support Autism Initiatives or Peterhouse School