Golf Day will help youngsters like Daniel

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A sixth charity golf day run by Westwoodside businessman Darren Calow will aim to raise £10,000 this year.

The annual competition for The Kinder appeal was begun by Mr Calow when his son Daniel, now aged six, was diagnosed with a kidney condition.

The youngster has not needed dialysis since he was one, but the family know he is likely to need a transplant in the future and he has regular checks at Nottingham University Hospital.

Mr Calow, of DC Training and Development Services Ltd raised £8,250 at last year’s event, to make a £33,000 total since he began staging the golf days. He said: “Daniel has defied the odds so far ... he’s a little superstar. But there are many families with very poorly kids and this is a way of trying to help them.”

This year’s event will be on March 14 at the Forest Pines Golf Club. Thirty teams will enter (only three places remain) and there will be entertainment with celebrity speakers and trick shots from David Edwards.

There are many teams from the Isle including the Carpenter’s Arms at Westwoodside, the Isle Golf Society, Westwoodside businessman Skip O’Hara of Colorworld UK with two teams, JMB Decorators of Owston Ferry and Ian Miller and guests from Westwoodside.

Further teams include ones from Doncaster Rovers, Selby College and many others,

The Kinder charity is a small charity run entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds from the golf day will go towards helping the poorly youngsters for whom it came in to being.

“It breaks your heart when you hear how some families have to cope,” added Mr Calow.”The charity supports these families. And Professor Alan Watson, an expert in childhood kidney diseases at Nottingham, takes part every year.”