Glorious golf day putts smile on charity’s face

A fundraising golf day organised by a leading financial specialist for a children’s charity has been hailed a huge success after raising £7,000.

Q Financial Services – which has bases in Wellington and Shrewsbury – staged the special day at Wrekin Golf Club in aid of the Little Rascals Foundation, with former Wolves manager Dave Jones joining fellow football star Jay Bothroyd and around 100 players for the event.

Q director Stuart Mackintosh said the day and evening meal could not have been better, with players and guests coming from across Shropshire and the Midlands to boost the fundraising effort.

“We had the most marvellous day and I cannot thank everybody enough for giving up their time to support both the Little Rascals Foundation and all of us at Q Financial Services,” said Stuart.

“Having people of the calibre of Dave Jones give our after-dinner speech, and also being supported by former Wolves star Jay made the day all the more special. We particularly enjoyed the Pro Challenge, in which Q’s own Mike Barton used his skills as a tennis coach to volley balls onto the 14th green and challenge the golfers to get closer.

“I’d also like to say a big thank you to Wrekin Golf Club for their excellent support and to everyone who sponsored the day, donated prizes for the raffle and the lots for our charity auction.”

The Little Rascals Foundation was set up by former Wales, Wolves and Shrewsbury Town star Dave Edwards and Q mortgage partner Ben Wootton to support children with disabilities and their families.

The foundation works to provide the help the children need to enhance their lives and increase their independence so that they can realise their potential.

Dave, himself a director at Q, said: “The foundation is hugely grateful to Q and everybody who took part in what was a very special day. Every penny raised will go towards helping give youngsters the best possible opportunities in life and putting smiles on some truly deserving faces.”

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