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Swansea golfers drive massive £9,500 for cherished city children’s service

GOLFERS, Peter Honey-Jones and Peter Kissick have raised £9,500 for Action for Children’s Stepping Stones service in Swansea.  The Fairwood Park Golf Club duo organised a huge tournament at the club last August involving over 130 players with sponsorship from Bassett Honda and other local businesses. 

The money they raised from the golf day and other fundraising activities enabled Stepping Stones to buy a ball pool, trampoline, sensory tunnel and other items for the service that has supported children with additional needs and their families in Swansea for 45 years. 

Peter Honey-Jones said: “We were very keen to raise money for a local Swansea service and Stepping Stones fitted the bill perfectly.  The work they do with pre-school children with emerging or diagnosed disabilities is really special and it’s been great to visit the centre and see the equipment we bought being used and enjoyed.  It was an amazing amount of money to raise and it is testament to the generosity of the South Wales golfing community that we were able to do it.

“From Rhodri Evans allowing to use the Fairwood course for free to clubs across the region donating money and prizes, it’s been a great effort by everyone with Bassett Honda even putting up a car as a hole-in-one prize.  No one managed it but it was a great gesture and the whole fundraising endeavour underlines the good people want to do in their communities.”

Katherine Gilmour, Action for Children’s registered manager at Stepping Stones, added: “We are so grateful to both Peters and the South Wales golfing community for their amazing fundraising efforts.  The equipment we’ve been able to buy has made an immediate difference to the children we support and has gone down a storm.

“It’s been a huge pleasure getting to know and host them at Stepping Stones and showing the impact their immense kindness has had.  We’ve put a commemoration plaque on the sensory tunnel in the garden as a symbol of our gratitude and they are welcome any time they want to visit us.  Thank you once again!”

Stepping Stones offers services for pre-school children with an emerging or diagnosed disability. The children take part in activities both in a group and working one-to-one with a project worker.  This facility is available to all families in Swansea who are referred by health professionals (since attendance is based on disability), and no other similar facility exists within the area.