- Published: Thursday, 26 September 2019 15:35
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Edmonds & Slatter Opticians organised their third official charity golf day this September in aid of local charity, Matthew Needham’s Treasure Chest.
The charity was set up in 2005 after Matthew, aged 9, passed away following open heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.
Matthews’s parents along with the trustee's run the charity to raise funds to purchase medical equipment for the children's Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Glenfield hospital as well as gifts, special days out and medical equipment for poorly children and families in the local area. Matthew Needham's Treasure chest has raised over £90,000 and Edmonds & Slatter Opticians have chosen to support them this year as every penny raised makes a very big difference to local children.
The golf day was hosted by Saagar Hirani, partner and Optometrist at Edmonds & Slatter Opticians and started off with bacon cobs and coffee before the fundraising commenced. Kilworth Springs golf club was this years chosen venue. From the first tee-off Golfers were being “fined” for a number of things with all money going towards the charity. There were also two competitions running during the day for “Longest Drive” and “Closest to the pin”. A raffle for a number of golfing prizes was conducted and fines built up on the golf course were collected.
The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all the golfers, some having even pre-booked for next year! A record breaking total of £1242.93 was raised by the golfers for Edmonds & Slatter’s chosen charity – Matthew Needham’s Treasure Chest.