Date: December 12, 2013
Author: Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club

Charity starts on the golf course

On Wednesday 30th October 2013, Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club hosted a charity golf day and raised over $89,000.00 for a little girl called Kaitlyn Scott and Children s Hospital at Westmead. Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club will present the Children s Hospital at Westmead with a $15,000.00 cheque on Thursday 12th December 2013. Club CEO, Craig Scott, Club Treasurer, Harold Williamson and other Club Directors will make the presentation. Mr Williamson said we really hope we have helped raise awareness for these brave children and their families who are an absolute inspiration. In February 2013 Kaitlyn was diagnosed with a very rare and generally inoperable brain tumour. Kaitlyn is the 6 year old daughter of Craig Scott, the CEO of Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club. This news was devastating to Craig, Lisa their 12 year old son Aodyen and Kaitlyn plus everyone who knows this beautiful and loving family. Kaitlyn is a vibrant and energetic little girl who has an amazing zest for life and always has a beautiful smile on her face. If treatment is successful, the family have been advised to expect life long side effects from this treatment ranging from damage to the reproductive system to permanent damage to the brain. Unfortunately, the extent of the damage will not be known until it is already done. Kaitlyn has already had three surgical procedures to ease the side effects of the tumour to allow time for the treatment to commence. With the lack of information about this type of tumour, Kaitlyn is part of a combined study with America in an effort to best develop a treatment plan. Kaitlyn has initially had six rounds of week long chemotherapy three weeks apart followed by six weeks of radiation therapy. The total treatment programme is around 10 months. Further treatment may then be required based on results. With this prognosis there was overwhelming support from Club members, staff and associates of Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club for the charity golf day. The 146 sponsors and donors combine with 210 golfers for a morning and afternoon shotgun start. There were on course novelty events, raffles, live and silent auctions and novelty events during lunch & dinner on the day. Club Chairman, Mr David O Brien said this charity golf day was the least we could do for Kaitlyn, her family and the Children s Hospital at Westmead, and I am so grateful to everyone who generously donated and contributed to the success of the day.