Watford Social Centre for the Blind has been presented with a cheque for more than £9,000 by Hilary Allwright (pictured left), ladies captain at Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth.
Hilary, who presented the centre with the cheque on Wednesday, February 16, chose the charity as her father was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration and she has previously volunteered at the charity’s support group on Cross Street in central Watford.
Hilary held numerous fundraising events last year, supported by other members of the golf club, including a fancy dress day, a sponsored endurance day – where she managed to play 100 holes in 17 hours – and a number of Zoom events during the lockdowns.
Members of Watford Social Centre for the Blind, which provides a twice-weekly support group for adults who are visually impaired, said they were overwhelmed to receive such a large donation, and that it will make a huge difference in what the group can offer its members in terms of activities and outings.
Set up in 1951, the charity is self-funded and run by volunteers.
Chairman of the trustees, Jenny Marsh, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Hilary and for all her hard work in raising this incredible amount of money.
“The charity relies on donations and so this will go a long way to ensure that all the members will be able to continue to enjoy the support and activities we are able to offer every week. We can’t thank her enough.”
If you would like to know more about joining Watford Social Centre for the Blind and what it offers to the visually impaired, or to enquire about volunteering, please email Jenny at email@example.com
Pictured (left to right): Hilary Allwright, member Steve Hale, member/volunteer Wendy Churchill and member Peter Cooper.