Fun day raises thousands for great causes

Stuart Henbest with Isobelle, seven-year-old brother Daniel and mum Charlotte Henbest
Stuart Henbest with Isobelle, seven-year-old brother Daniel and mum Charlotte Henbest

Kind-hearted golfers raised thousands of pounds in aid of a little girl with a developmental condition.

Adorable Isobelle Henbest is four years old, but as of yet is unable to crawl, walk or talk. Isobelle, like several thousand other children across the country, suffers from Global Developmental Delay.

Her condition and the reason behind it are undiagnosed, meaning Isobelle’s parents Charlotte and Stuart have no idea what the future holds or if there will ever be a cure.

Isobelle attends Highbury School, Lower Edge Road, Rastrick, and her family, who live in Brighouse, have already seen some changes since she started the school last year.

To mark the fantastic work the school does and to help raise money for Isobelle, 100 golfers turned out at Huddersfield Golf Club last Friday, for a charity day.

The idea came about when Mark Stephenson, a member of the club, heard about Isobelle through the club’s professional Alex Keighley and approached Stuart, who is also a member.

Stuart, 38, said: “When Mark told me what he wanted to do of course I was naturally delighted and overwhelmed. We have had to raise money before for equipment for Isobelle, a standing frame, but of course as she gets older her needs change and so any help is gratefully received.

“Isobelle attends Highbury School and it is a really wonderful place, and like all special needs schools they need a lot of equipment and it all costs money. We decided that what ever was raised would be split between Isobelle and the school.”

The money for Isobelle will go towards equipping a special room for the tot. Mum Charlotte, 39, added: “We want it to look like a little girl’s room and it will include things like sensory lights. It will be lovely.”

By the end of the day a staggering £7075.00 was raised

The family would like to thank Mark Stephenson, Huddersfield Golf Club, all the golfers and the sponsors.