A RECORD breaking amount has been raised to help support children with Cerebral Palsy thanks to a firm’s charity golf day.

More than £47,000 has been collected as funeral directors Daniel Robinson and Sons held their annual charity golf day at the Colne Valley Golf Club in Earls Colne.

The funeral directors, who have firms based in Braintree and Halstead, raised the money to pay for specialist private physiotherapy and equipment to help local children who were born with Cerebral Palsy.

This physiotherapy is not available through the NHS, but it gives the children the opportunity to greatly increase their mobility, helping to equip them to lead much more independent lives in the future. 

Gazette: Gary Neill with beneficiaries Lenny, Lyncoln, Aiden, Summer, Nat and Sid (Picture: Daniel Robinson and Sons)Gary Neill with beneficiaries Lenny, Lyncoln, Aiden, Summer, Nat and Sid (Picture: Daniel Robinson and Sons) (Image: Daniel Robinson and Sons)

The beneficiaries Lenny Pyne, Lyncoln Street, Aiden Thomas, Summer Andrews, Nat Pledger and Sid Orley, are all making fantastic progress even though many of them have had to endure major surgery during lockdown, making the physiotherapy that is being provided even more vital.

The firm has said they had a fantastic day of golf, with those involved treated to excellent weather, and one golfer, Mark Preston, even achieving a hole in one.

Scott Myles Interiors were the winning team in what was their first time taking part, with the firm describing it as “an excellent round of golf”.

The day also raised what is a record amount of money for charity.

Managing Director of Daniel Robinson and Sons Gary Neill is delighted with the funds raised.

He said: “This money will make a huge difference to the lives of these children and to their family’s lives. 

“Whilst our team work hard to coordinate and deliver the day, we couldn’t do any of this without the generosity of local companies who donate items and the players who come and give so generously, we would all like to say a very grateful thank you to everyone who has made this possible”.

A video charting the beneficiaries’ progress can be seen on the company’s open Facebook page, facebook.com/DanielRobinsonAnd Sons or via their website drobinson.co.uk/about us/.