A Sutton Coldfield-based association for disabled children and their families has been boosted by the generosity of professional and amateur golfers in the business community.

The players donated more than £5,200 out of proceeds of the 2008 Second City Charity Golf Classic Pro-Am Tournament at Moor Hall.

The Norman Laud Association in Sutton Coldfield provides day and domiciliary respite care for children and adults with special needs. The association began 46 years ago when local councillor, Norman Laud, set up a nursery for disabled children.

Honorary Tournament Director of the golf event, Peter Skerritt, said: “Ours is the Midlands’ premier annual charity tournament with our 43rd annual tournament due to tee off this July. Last year we raised money for Norman Laud and Arthritis Care because their work is both incredible and vital. We are always privileged to lend a helping hand to this sort of charity and, thanks to our sponsors and the business community who always enjoy a fantastic day’s golf, we are able to contribute to organisations such as Norman Laud.”

Sian Pemberton, of Norman Laud, said: “Second City Golf Tournaments Limited have given us support for the last two years. Their commitment to and passion for our work is very much appreciated by the children, adults and the families we care for.”

This year’s Charity Golf Classic is at Moor Hall on July 15. Obtain application forms by calling 0121 233 2080 or online at www.second-city.org