East Devon captains launch 2013 charity

08:54 27 February 2013

Pictured (left to right) are East Devon Golf Club captain, Dennis Chivers, ladies captain, Di Willoughby, Martha Page and Maggie Garrett. Martha is a pupil at the School and her father Colin is a member of the East Devon Golf Club.

Pictured (left to right) are East Devon Golf Club captain, Dennis Chivers, ladies captain, Di Willoughby, Martha Page and Maggie Garrett. Martha is a pupil at the School and her father Colin is a member of the East Devon Golf Club.

Archant

The captain of East Devon Golf Club, Dennis Chivers and ladies captain, Di Willoughby formally launched their 2013 charity at the golf club last Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Their charity is the WESC foundation, formerly the West of England School for Children with little or no sight and they have been supporting blind and partially sighted children and young people for almost 175 years.

Maggie Garrett from the charity talked to the members and explained that the money raised by WESC’s supporters helps blind and partially sighted children and young people with additional disabilities to have the same opportunities and life chances as their sighted peers.

Over 100 blind or visually impaired children and young people attend WESC daily, weekly or all year round. Most of the children and young people at WESC contend with complex needs such as cerebral palsy and autism.

To make sure the children and young people have the best education, care and fun WESC have a team of over 300 specialist staff.

The team at WESC strive to give the children and young people the best start in life by developing their life skills, confidence and independence.

Over 80 members attended the launch which was followed by supper.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

43 minutes ago
Over the sticks

Will Biddick’s double at Bratton Down gave him his fifth winner in the last five days, and helped to elevate him into a narrow lead over Darren Edwards for the Devon & Cornwall title, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
15:37
Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

The Exe Equestrian Club’s 2016 events are up and running.

Read more
15:36
Equestrian picture

Three days of superb cross country action are in prospect at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre near Taunton on May 28 to 30 with the first of its two British Eventing horse trials attracting nearly 900 competitors.

Read more
15:36
Ammies boss Jody Bolt hands the Ammies golden boot to 2nd team Dann Tapp

The Warren View home of Exmouth Amateurs played host to the club’s end of season presentation on Friday night.

Read more
15:33
The covers stayed on at the Maer ground on Saturday Ref exsp 21-16SH 5052. Picture: Simon Horn.

Every match in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division met a watery grave on a soggy third Saturday of the season.

Read more
15:27
Cricket - generic picture

Seaton Under-13s booked a place in the next round of the East Devon League Cup, beating Topsham St James by two wickets thanks to a single by Indi Ward off the final delivery of a thrilling contest.

Read more
15:26
Honiton Seniors' Open winners Jim Wallis and Mike Sennitt with club captain Alan Pollock.

An 8am tee time started the Honiton seniors’ annual Open competition on Friday and 192 golfers enjoyed an initially damp start, writes John Pawley.

Read more
15:25
Golf generic picture

The Honiton mixed team were in terrific form where they travelled to Bridport for their latest match, writes John Pawley.

Read more
10:14

The Seaton week began well with victory over Culm Vale, writes Linda Stone.

Read more
10:13
Croquet action from Sidmouth

Sidmouth Croquet Club’s first match in the South West Federation Golf Croquet Level Play League saw them go down 13-7 to last year’s league winners East Dorset.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications