GOLF has come to the aid of a nine-year-old Northwich girl who goes to Hebden Green Community School in Winsford.
Rachel Woodward has been in a wheelchair since she was two.
She had outgrown the one she had most recently been using and desperately needed another.
Enter the Helsby branch of the Powered Wheelchair Appeal, whose patron is former top golfer Peter Aliss.
Its local organiser is Bert Dyson, a keen player at Helsby Golf Club where the appeal handed over a £5,000 wheelchair to Rachel.
'It makes a big difference to my life. Without it life would be boring,' said Rachel, who is able to attend Brownies because of the wheelchair.
Mr Dyson, 79, started the appeal at Helsby in 1983 and has since received the OBE for his work.
Former Liverpool stars Roger Hunt and Ian Callaghan have played in Helsby's charity golf days which pour funds into the appeal and are now so popular they are always over-subscribed.
Mr Dyson said: 'It just took off and I have enjoyed every minute. When I see these children, the way their life is changed, well, it can bring a lump to your throat.
'Job satisfaction does not come any better.'
* Any golfer or reader who would like to make a donation to the appeal can contact Bert Dyson on 01928 788620.