eResponse event raises money for Rugby girl born without eyes

Mia Williams
Mia Williams

An ambitious plan to raise £55,000 to help a disabled eight-year-old child has received a major boost thanks to a recruitment firm’s charity golf event.

Rugby recruitment and training specialist eResponse Group brought 18 teams together from across the West Midlands, who raised £3,500 towards the appeal to help Rugby girl Mia Williams.

The golf contest, held at Blackwell Golf Club near Bromsgrove, was won by Studley-based Dash Motors who scored 45 points to take the trophy. The day

also included awards for the longest drive and a par 3 nearest the pin contest.

Mia, who goes to Brooke School, was born without eyes and has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

eResponse is trying to raise funds to help her parents Dean and Fran to adapt their home. Adaptations they need include changes to the bathroom so that Mia can wash without having to be physically supported.

Joe Alekna, Operations Director of eResponse Group, said: “We had a great day, with fantastic prizes and support from local businesses for an

exceptionally worthy cause.

“Dean and Fran are utterly devoted parents and with the adaptations to their home they can give Mia the best possible quality of life, helping her to spend more of her time doing the things that other children enjoy on a daily basis.

“We’re determined to get to that £55,000 target. The golf day has helped that little bit more and got more people behind what we’re trying to achieve for Mia. The generosity of people is amazing and we won’t give up until we’ve reached our target.”

Other events in aid of the Mia Foundation so far have included a family fun day held at Ragley Hall in Alcester. Next year a Spring Ball, featuring a variety of sporting celebrities, will take place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.