Golfer donates prize money
Boys and girls undergoing rehabilitation at The Children's Trust in Tadworth, Surrey, were delighted when local golfing hero Ross McGowan dropped by to present the charity with a $10,000 donation. Professional golfer McGowan, and member of Banstead Golf Club, decided to donate his Abu Dhabi Invitational runners-up prize money to The Children's Trust because he'd grown up near to the charity in Cheam, and had heard good things about the charity's work. McGowan explained: "I've been meaning to support a local charity for a long time now and I've heard lots of positive things about The Children's Trust. It was great to be able to pop in and see how the charity will use the money and the difference it will make to the children at the centre." McGowan met 12 year old Elliott who has only recently arrived at The Children's Trust for intensive rehabilitation. Dalton Leong, The Children's Trust CEO, said: "We are extremely grateful for this fantastic donation, it will make a huge difference to the children we care for. More than 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness every year. Many of the children affected require specialist medical attention and rehabilitation, and their families also need a huge amount of support. It's through the generosity of our supporters that we are able to help children and their families through an extremely difficult and life changing time."