A charity golf day organised by Hightown Housing Association raised more than £5,000 towards a special school’s project to build modern new classrooms so pupils can learn in an inspiring atmosphere.

The golf day took place at Ashridge Golf Club in Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, where 72 golfers teed up to support the event, which included a fund-raising raffle.

The money raised will help The Collett School in Hemel Hempstead – Hertfordshire’s only school for pupils with learning difficulties aged from 4-16 – build new classrooms which will create an imaginative atmosphere to inspire children with special needs.

David Bogle, Chief Executive of Hightown, said: “We’re delighted at the support we received for our charity golf day, which was a tremendous success. Our staff chose The Collett School as our local charity because their work links with our work to provide housing and support for vulnerable and disabled people.”

Gillian Lawton, Special Spaces Project Manager at The Collett School, added: “The child-friendly learning space we are creating is vital to inspire our pupils and help make a real difference to their attainment. We’re extremely grateful to Hightown as well as the golf day’s sponsors, participants and supporters for the funds they raised towards the project.”