Hotel, Golf & Spa in Tarporley hosted a fun-packed golf and
family event in line with World Downs Syndrome Day to raise money
for the Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support Group.
With a total of £4,000 raised over the two days, the hotel
helped the charity in their efforts to provide support for families
and carers throughout Cheshire looking after children with Down's
Day one of the event saw the hotel showcasing its world-class
golf courses, with 53 golfers enjoying the venue's Championship and
Premier courses against the backdrop of the Cheshire countryside
and competing for a number of prizes.
On day two, over 100 families from as far as Liverpool and North
Wales enjoyed a fun-packed afternoon with a choir performance from
Davenham School, a raffle prize draw, and a Disney's Frozen theme.
A number of young entrepreneurs also set up their own business
stalls, selling goodies to impressed attendees.
Marc Smith, General Manager at Macdonald Portal
Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: "There's a real passion amongst
the team at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa to get involved
in the wider community and share this sense of belonging.
"The day itself was exceptional and a huge celebration of what
children and young people with Down's Syndrome can achieve. We are
proud to have been part of it and to have raised £4,000 for the
Sponsored challenges also took place to raise money in a unique
way, including 30 hoola hoopers spinning for 21 hours straight and
attendees doing 210 press ups in under three minutes. All
challenges included the numbers 21 and three to represent the three
copies of chromosome 21 that is unique to those with Down's
To top off a wonderful event, attendees sang Happy Birthday to a
bashful Phil Sawicki, Golf Sales Co-Ordinator at Macdonald Portal
Hotel, Golf & Spa.
Julie Duff, Committee Member at Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support
Group, said: "The two day event was just superb. I can't express
enough our gratitude for the work that Marc, Phil and team put in
to making the occasion such a success."
Over £11,000 was raised for the Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support
Group, from various events taking place all over the