Lynx Golf Helps Raise Over £200,000 For Charity
Story published at 0:47, Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Lynx Golf’s support has helped to raise over £200,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities – the independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.
The family-owned UK golf brand played a significant role in the RMHC Leisure Classic golf event, staged recently at Real Club De Golf El Prat in Barcelona, Spain.
Lynx donated silent auction prizes including sets of Lynx clubs, Twickenham rugby debenture tickets, Champions League tickets and a signed British Lions rugby shirt. And Lynx staff ran a long drive competition using the company’s Boom Boom drivers – all of which helped swell the event’s coffers to more than £200,000.
Said Lynx Golf CFO, Stephanie Zinser: “There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK and last year they helped over 7,000 families stay close to their children in hospital.
“It’s a fantastic charity and we were delighted to help. Families with a sick child in long-term hospital care can incur pretty scary unexpected expenses, but by using a Ronald McDonald House these costs can be minimised.
“And having had two very sick babies in hospital years ago, I know from first hand experience how tending a very poorly kid takes a huge toll on families and that the separation from the rest of the family is often the worst part.”
There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK. They all provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families who have children in hospital. They offer comfort, support and a safe environment, enabling families to stay together, free of charge, while their children are receiving treatment.
Communal areas, such as kitchens, dining rooms, lounges and playrooms, allow families to come together and share their experiences of having a child in hospital.
Said Tony Morton, McDonald’s Relationship Manager for Ronald McDonald House Charities: “With the help of Lynx and all our other generous supporters, this year’s event has raised in excess of £200,000 – which is enough to house 21 families for over a year.
“Clearly this money will go a long way in helping the Charity achieve its mission of providing free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at all specialist children’s hospitals across the UK and we thank everyone for all their efforts in helping us reach that target.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities www.rmhc.org.uk