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Tee Off at Rushmore Golf Club and Raise Money for Diverse Abilities Plus

Author: JennyPearce Published: 25th January 2012 13:27

Diverse Abilities Plus, a local charity that provides round-the-clock care and support for children and adults with varying disabilities across Dorset, is inviting keen golfers to support them in its first annual golf day taking place at Rushmore Golf Club in Salisbury on Tuesday 24 April.



 Rushmore Golf Course

The day will start at 11.30am with registration, coffee, tea and bacon baps. The game will commence with a shotgun start at 1pm and there will be on-course competitions throughout. A two-course meal will follow after play, plus team prizes and an auction with all funds raised going to the charity.

Sharon Wells, Events Officer at Diverse Abilities Plus, said: "The golf day is going to be an enjoyable event in a fantastic location with great views. We thank Rushmore Golf Club for hosting our first annual golf day, which will be raising money for the charity so that we can continue the invaluable support that we provide children and adults."

Rushmore Golf Club is an 18-hole course set high on the chalk of Cranborne Chase, in the heart of historic Rushmore Park, and has the unusual distinction of the course having nine holes in Dorset and nine holes in Wiltshire.

Entry is £295 for a team of four and the maximum handicap is 36 for ladies and 28 for men.

Diverse Abilities Plus is also appealing for auction prizes to be won on the day. If you would like to take part or offer an auction prize please contact Sharon at sharon.wells@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk or telephone 01202 711502. You can register online at http://www.diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk/events/charity-golf-tournament-2012/


Editors Notes

Diverse Abilities Plus is a charity that has been supporting children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and associated disabilities working in the County of Dorset, England for 55 years. The charity provides a range of assistance, support and education services for young people aged two to 19, adults and families. Services include:
• Langside School - independent, non maintained specialist day school for children and young people from the age of two to 19 years who have PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities). It's one of only 19 similar SEN (special education needs) schools in the UK.
• Smithers - provides overnight and day short breaks. Short breaks help families manage the challenges of providing full time care for their child. A visit can be during the day or a ‘sleep over' allowing the child to make and meet friends and relax and enjoy themselves.
• Shapes - provides home support (domiciliary care) for children and young people aged between two and 18 with individually tailored programs.
• Project My Time - provides child-led holiday activities that give young people with disabilities the same leisure and fun opportunities that their peers enjoy.
• Barnabas - a well equipped day setting for adults. Adults can learn new skills and enjoy a wide range of experiences.
• Supported living - this service is for people who live in their own home but may need up to 24/7 support.
• Disability Wessex - offers assistance with disability benefits for people with disabilities or chronic and acute health conditions and their families or carers, as well as the parents of disabled children.
• Play Opportunities - supports families with disabled children to have a chance to get out and enjoy themselves with other families in similar situations.
• Awesome Days and Awesome Nights - A youth group, set up and run by young people of all abilities, aged between 13 - 19 years.
• Face 2 Face - a free and confidential network of trained volunteer befrienders, who support parents to make positive adjustments to the news that their child has a disability or additional need. Every Face2Face befriender is a parent whose own child has a disability. They know what it's like to cope with a new diagnosis and can offer support parent to parent.

The charity was founded in 1955 by Mrs Phyllis Edwards who formed a group of parents intent on providing better opportunities for their children with physical and learning disabilities.

Visit Diverse Abilities Plus Facebook page at www.facebook.com/diverseabilitiesplus and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DiverseAbility

For more information
Contact: Zoe Hiljemark, PR Account Director / Jenny Pearce, Senior PR Account Executive
E-mail: zoe@marketing-matters.co.uk / jenny@marketing-matters.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 777111 / +44 (0) 7770 924439
Address: Marketing Matters, Unit C, Acorn Business Park, Ling Road, Poole, Dorset, UK, BH12 4NZ


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