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


Why not join us for our next Powered Wheelchair fundraiser - a Black and White evening in the clubhouse at Helsby on Saturday 1 December 2018.

It promises to be a great evening with good food, entertainment and the presentation of another wheelchair to a deserving youngster. Please ema
il poweredwheelchairappeal@gmail.com for more details

Funds raised so far£1.2 million
Powered wheelchairs donated379
Chinese EveningSun 14th Jan 2018
HGC PWA AGMThu 8th Mar 2018
Spring DanceSat 17th Mar 2018
Wheelchair ClassicThu 7th Jun 2018
MEGA DayWed 8th Aug 2018
Glitz & Glamour EveningWill not be held in 2018
Peter Alliss Masters19th & 20th Sep 2018
Black & White EveningSat 1st Dec 2018


Check out what's happened this year so far and browse the latest news


You can make a personal donation or even set up your own fundraising page in support of the Charity via MyDonate, 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 MyDonate.


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


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Preferred lies closely mown areas only (place 6” no nearer the hole), relief from embedded balls through the green (lift/clean/drop) Please keep all trolleys/buggies outside the orange posts around the greens 18 holes open Blue tees