Helsby Golf Club

Powered Wheelchair Appeal

Registered Charity Number: 1118510

Each year thousands of children are born with disabilities that severely affect their mobility, causing very real limits on their quality of life. This can be dramatically improved by the use of modern and sophisticated powered wheelchairs, giving the freedom and mobility to gain a degree of independence. Unfortunately, the state does not offer most children the type of chair that they really need, and the cost is often out of the reach of their families.

Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal exists solely to raise funds for this cause. The club’s efforts on this front have been led since 1982 by Bert Dyson – awarded an MBE for his services to children – and are referred to in Peter Alliss’s autobiography: “Over the years there has been tremendous support from a number of golf clubs up and down the UK and in Ireland … but one is very special. It’s Helsby Golf Club in Cheshire.”

Contact PWA Secretary Penny Ainsworth via email at poweredwheelchairappeal@gmail.com


You are invited to join us to celebrate the presentation of our 400th Powered Wheelchair at a Glitz and Glamour Ball on Saturday 23 November at Chester Racecourse. 
It promises to be a great night with a welcome drink, 3 course meal, wine, live entertainment, casino tables and Auction. The highlight will undoubtedly be the presentation of wheelchairs to deserving youngsters including our 400th! 

Please contact any of the committee or email poweredwheelchairappeal@gmail.com if you would like to join us or discuss sponsorship opportunities or support us with raffle/auction prizes. 



Funds raised so far£1.2 million
Powered wheelchairs donated392


Chinese EveningSun 20th Jan 2019
Race NightSat 2nd Mar 2019
HGC PWA AGMThu 7th Mar 2019
Wheelchair ClassicThu 13th Jun 2019
MEGA DayWed 7th Aug 2019
Peter Alliss MastersMon 16th - Wed 18th Sep 2019
Glitz and Glamour eveningSat 23 Nov 2019



You can make a personal donation or even set up your own fundraising page in support of the Charity via Virgin MoneyGiving, which deals with the admin involved in collecting any applicable Gift Aid to provide additional income. However, we are more than happy to receive donations via whatever means suits you.

Just click on the image to enter Virgin MoneyGiving.


ChairmanSteve Cunniffe
SecretaryPenny Ainsworth
TreasurerBarbara Prince
TrusteesBert Dyson MBE
Sheila Fenwick
Karen Fozard
Kathryn Hoather
Viv Nagle
Howard Pay
Roddy Snedden
Alex Walters


In 2019, we have been working hard to raise sufficient funds to be able to present our 400th powered wheelchair at a very special Glitz & Glamour evening to be held at Chester Racecourse on 23rd November 2019.

To enable that, we needed to raise £55,000 and we are delighted to report that we have so far raised £45,000 so we are nearly there! We do of course still welcome support or ideas from our supporters - please contact poweredwheelchairappeal@gmail.com

Please help us to reach our 400th wheelchair!


Helsby Golf Club Powered Wheelchair Appeal completed its registration as a charity – number 1118150 – with the Charity Commission in March 2007.

Although the Appeal has been very successful over many years, the new Charities Act came into effect in November 2006 requiring any organisation raising funds of £5,000 or more to be registered with the Charity Commission. Registration also enables the charity to recover income tax on many of the donations received from supporters.

Helsby Golf Club, as far as clubs affiliated to the Peter Alliss Masters powered wheelchair crusade (PAM) are concerned, became the first to be registered as a charity in its own right. However, this in no way affects its relationship with the PAM charity, of which it continues to be a full member.
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