Aug 19 2010 Chester Chronicle
GOLFERS at Frodsham Golf Club raised £2,500 to help send a sick Runcorn child on a dream trip to Disney World in Florida.
The fundraisers chipped in to smash their target on Saturday and bring the total raised to help Runcorn four-year-old Holly McCartney to more than £10,000, keeping the campaign on course.
Ged Keeley, who organised the event with fellow golfer John Granite and partner Jenny Hickey, said the funds will pay for Holly’s trip to the Florida resort.
He added that the youngster’s family said she is ‘responding well to treatment’.
Holly was given a one-in-five survival chance in April when doctors diagnosed rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and is now coming to the end of her nine-week course of chemotherapy.
On Saturday, sponsored golf rounds featuring professional coach Wayne Santorini were followed by an entertainment and auction night.
Ged said: “We were overwhelmed with the amount donated.
“The sun came out and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had people from all over Cheshire and Halewood Golf Club.
“People donated a minimum of £25 to sponsor a hole.
“The Mile Walk charity donated £1,000 alone, and a company called FAS Developments gave £500.
“Holly’s mum Laura Martin came down on the night.
“She seemed overjoyed with what people are doing, with how the day had gone.
“Holly’s doing well from what I hear and is responding to treatment.
“Now we’re just waiting for the doctor’s go-ahead.”