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"Style-ish" golfers raise £500 for CFSN Charity

In true sporting style, big hitting golfers from Windowstyle UK, part of the Style Group along with Safestyle, the UK's largest independent replacement window and door manufacturer and retailer, have raised 500 for the Cystinosis Family Support Network at their annual golf challenge.

The golfers were so impressed by the reported bravery and thoughtfulness of local Barnsley girl, Laura Herring, who despite suffering from the rare and chronic renal disease, cystinosis, has raised more than £5,000 herself for the Charity. As a result they decided to make a special effort at their annual company golf day challenge staged at the Forest Pines Golf Club at Scunthorpe. Staff and suppliers alike chipped in to support Laura and her special cause.

From its state-of-the-art factory at Wombwell, near Barnsley, Windowstyle UK is the area's largest single employer producing up to 10,000 quality-assured double glazing frames per week. It is part of the Style Group which includes Windowstyle UK, the manufacturing arm, Safestyle UK, the retail side which is renowned for its celebrity-fronted television and radio advertising campaigns, and Tradestyle UK to serve the trade.

Style Group Director Nick Lilburn commented: "Having met Laura recently and wanting to support a local cause, we instantly felt that for one so young who has suffered so much, she is extremely impressive in desire and attitude. We hope in our own small way our donation will help in the on-going battle to fight this disease."

Despite facing a kidney transplant in the near future, 12-year-old Laura, from nearby Dodworth, is a recent winner of the Sheffield Star Superkids award for fundraising and is determined to help others and other families in a similar predicament.

Laura commented: "To receive a donation is nice as normally I have to do all the organising myself. So far I have tried a variety of different ways to raise much needed funds, including selling specially designed wristbands and persuading family and friends to do a sponsored cycle ride and even to stop smoking. Every penny we raise goes towards making the lives of other youngsters like me and their families a little easier."

25 September 2006

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