Golf Ball Drop Raising Money for Treloar School
Atlas Helicopters are proud to announce they will be hosting a helicopter golf ball drop in aid of disabled youth charity, the Treloar Trust and you have the chance of winning £500.
It was Mike’s suggestion (Captain Mike Burns to you) and was prompted when Treloar asked him to sponsor their Burns night. As much as he loves that Scottish poet, he thought Atlas could do something on a grander scale and a helicopter drop is not only an exciting spectacle but also a great way of raising money for a good cause.
As you might be aware the golf ball drop has been popular in America for quite a while and just this year someone gave it a seasonal twist by dropping Easter eggs!
Enter and Win
The event will be held at Cowdray Park Golf Club in Midhurst, West Sussex, a superb 18 hole golf course with breathtaking panoramic views of the Southdowns National Park. They will kindly be creating a temporary hole on the 18th fairway and hosting the event.
Each golf ball will be numbered, and you can buy these for £5 each here. All proceeds will go to the Treloar Trust.
The golf balls will be dropped from our Twin Squirrel and whichever ball lands in the hole first (or closest to the hole) will emerge as the winner.
If you don’t feel like entering but want to help please share this page and help spread the word about Treloar. As you can read below, they are doing remarkable work and improving the future for many children.
Founded in 1907 by Sir William Purdie Treloar (who at the time was Lord Mayor of London), the Treloar Trust, School and College is one of the country’s leading education centres for disabled children in the country.
The school recently moved to a brand new campus in Alton and is constantly in need of funds to keep up the high standards they set of their staff and students. As Joanna Edson, their Events and Community Fundraiser explains:
“Treloar’s is a remarkable, life-changing place where some of the most severely physically disabled children and young people in the UK live and learn. One in three of our students have little or no natural speech, 90% rely on wheelchairs to get around and, tragically, one in five won’t live beyond their early twenties.”
“Our students may be severely disabled, but so many are highly intelligent, funny and engaging young people and once at Treloar’s they gain the confidence, skills and self-esteem to achieve the goals and aspirations that had previously seemed impossible. The passion and expertise of our staff gives every one of our students the opportunity to unlock their potential and live their lives to the full.”
“In the words of one of our students: ‘Outside Treloar’s you don’t get told about your ability, you just get told about your disability. Here you are encouraged to be the best that you can be’.”
“However, to enable us to offer the best support and care to all our students, Treloar’s needs to raise around £1.5 million every year – and the amazing support that Atlas Helicopters are giving to Treloar’s will help us fly there a whole lot more quickly!”
If you would like to chip off a little of that target then club together and swing over to the Golf Ball drop here: Golf Ball drop for Treloar – £5 per ball
You can find out more about Treloar via this link www.treloar.org.uk