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Golf club captain appeals for autism charity support

Posted on Tuesday 12th June 2012 at 5:30 pm by SH (Editor)

The National Autistic Society.

Filton Golf Club is holding a charity golf competition on Saturday 23rd June to raise vital funds for the National Autistic Society (NAS). Club Captain Geoff Anderson, who is leading on organising the event, chose to arrange it in support of the NAS because his six-year-old grandson, Tyler, has autism.

The competition, which is sponsored by Bristol Audi, is the first in a series being organised at the club by Geoff, his wife Karen, and friends to raise money for the charity. Other forthcoming fundraisers include a charity Family Open Day in September and an Autumn Ball sponsored by Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel in November.

Geoff is now appealing for other local companies and individuals to support these events by donating gift vouchers, or merchandise that can be used for prizes.

Geoff said:

“As Club Captain it’s customary to choose a charity to support and because of our grandson Tyler, deciding to support NAS was an easy decision. Fortunately Tyler has received special needs support at school, which has had a tremendous effect on his progress. Unfortunately many other children with autism get nothing like the level of help they need, which is why we hope to raise as much money as possible for the charity and its work supporting those with the condition.”

Rebecca Bohling, Head of Supporter Fundraising at the NAS, said:

“Autism is a serious, lifelong, and disabling condition. Without the right support it can have a profound – sometimes devastating – effect on individuals and families. We are extremely grateful to Geoff, Karen and their supporters for raising funds on our behalf. All our fundraisers are inspirational, and without them we wouldn’t be able to continue our vital work.”

If you would like to support Geoff’s fundraising events by making a gift in kind, or are interested in attending one of the forthcoming charity events, please email: claire.monger@nas.org.uk.

Tags: Filton Golf Club, National Autistic Society

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