MORE than 125 children from across Greater Manchester, with a range of disabilities, took part in the sixth annual Golf Inclusion Day at Heaton Park Golf Centre.
The festival, run by Empowering Youth Foundation (EYF) and The Manchester School Sports Partnership, brought children together to have fun, and for some, to experience golf for the first time.
EYF works across the North West and North Wales delivering life skills programmes to children who are growing up in challenging circumstances. EYF’s nine core values, which include honesty, respect, sportsmanship and judgement, are taught to the children using fun, golf-based activities. Participants also learn valuable lessons about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, how to make decisions by thinking about the possible consequences and how to define and set goals.
Molly Whelan, charity development manager of the Empowering Youth Foundation, said: “It was a brilliant day, the rain didn’t stop us and all the kids had a great time. Huge thanks go to Mack Trading who kindly offered us its facilities once again this year to host the event, the Manchester Sports Partnership for organising the schools and helping to make this day happen and Vimto who kindly supplied all the children with refreshments. Bring on next year!”