Over The Wall benefits from a game of golf
The head chef at a restaurant chain in Leeds—and the founder of the West Yorkshire Working Golf Steward Group has handed over a cheque for £3000 to Over The Wall Charity.
Over The Wall is the UK branch of Paul Newman’s Serious Fun Camps and provide therapeutic camps for seriously ill children, and also camps for the siblings of the seriously ill.
Mick loves golfing and he is adamant about helping the unfortunate. In 2011, he founded the group which meets twice a month and plays golf at a variety of local golf clubs. Their 70 members pay money for the privilege and the golf clubs donate the time on the golf course. So far this extraordinary band of men and women have raised upwards of £18,000 for charities.
Kevin Mathieson, the CEO of Over The Wall has said of Mick’s efforts: We are absolutely thrilled to have received such wonderful financial support from the West Yorkshire Working Golf Steward Group… which will help us continue to grow the life-changing camps we run for children living with serious illness.
An Over the Wall camp not only provides a week of much needed fun for these children and respite for their families but, perhaps more importantly, they turn around the children’s outlook, raising their confidence and self-esteem whilst linking them socially again with other kids. The changes this can make, in a very short period of time, is quite often astonishing, as many parents continually tell us.
All our camps are free of charge to the families concerned and this support from Mick and the other golfers will help bring about those wonderful benefits to an even greater number of children and their families.
On behalf of these children and their families we would like to thank Mick, the various country clubs who have donated their courses, and all the golfers who have participated throughout the season.