Lovely letter to Eric Malkin from Tracey Sanders, mum to Callum.
Hi Eric my names Tracy sanders and I’m mum to Callum Mills who you have so kindly agreed to help fund a new wheelchair for. Callum is now 12 and has outgrown the chair he has now as you can see from the photos ive sent. So we are in quite a pickle to get him a new chair so he can go out and about comfortably. Geoff has helped us figure out the chair that will suit Callum and aslo be lightweight enough for me to manage with my back problems. He will be measuring Callum up hopefully next week so we can get the ball rolling. Callum had meningitis at 10 days old which left him with brain damage, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy in his legs (diaplegic) and also severely visually impaired. Callum wears leg braces daily and he suffers many blisters from this. Life is tough on him in many ways but having a great wheelchair not only makes things a bit easier but gives him independence and a want to go further afield then being isolated at home. We as a family can not thank you enough for offering to support us in getting this chair for him, it means so much to all of us.
Yours gratefully Tracy
Email from Roger at Bostin GC
Hi Roger/ Jackie,
I felt very proud and humbled to present my second wheelchair yesterday.
The presentation was to a very courageous and lovely 11-year-old boy, who is paralysed from the chest down after getting a virus when he was 2 and a half years old.
He was so excited to receive the wheelchair/bike. He is a very happy boy, well supported by his Mum and Grandparents. He is doing very well with his swimming being faster than some of his able-bodied friends. The chair will give him so much independence, he’s looking forward to going on bike rides with his friends.
I have attached some photos. Many thanks to the “The Peter Alliss Masters” and you both for your support in allowing me to provide these chairs as my Golf Club Captains Charity over the last 2 years
Best regards Colin
From Paula Young, South Kyme Golf Club
I finally saw the end result of my two year captaincy, when I raised over £3,000 in the end. The family, who live very close by in Ruskington, were so appreciative and it was a lovely afternoon getting to know them. Both girls were able to benefit from the great work that Peter started all those years ago. Roger was there to receive the cheque too, which was nice. I am so pleased I chose the Masters, as it meant we could see exactly where the money went and to see the joy from the family was humbling and emotional.
I hope this photo is put onto the South Kyme website for all to see.
Hope to see you again at the events later this year.
Lady Captain 2020/2022 at South Kyme, Lincolnshire
PS I am the partner of Colin Latham, who managed to get two chairs during his same two years as Captain at Boston GC.
Dates for 2022 have already been agreed. Again next year we will be at Old Thorns but rather than Monday/Tuesday, we will be on Sunday/Monday 18/19th September 2022 to hopefully ease work and travel constraints.