Golf day for Rockinghorse a great success

FRP Team 1

The Rockinghorse golf day proved a great success with golf lovers from around Sussex helping to raise £7,000 for the children’s charity.

76 keen golfers, making up 19 teams, attended the successful event at the Mid Sussex Golf Club in Ditchling, one of the first events we have been able to hold since March due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Set in the stunning surroundings of the South Downs, the Mid Sussex Golf Club proved to be a wonderful venue for the teams to enjoy 18 holes of golf followed by a delicious lunch, raffle and prizes handed out to the longest drive, nearest the pin, nearest the line, winning player and winning team.

FRP Team 2

Thank you to our sponsors

The event was generously supported by sponsors FRP along with co-sponsors County Business Clubs, Face Media Group and prize sponsors Black Dog Hill Vineyard.

Chris from FRP really enjoyed the chance to get out and play golf with friends whilst supporting Rockinghorse: “We were delighted to once again sponsor the annual Rockinghorse golf day. It is a pleasure to support such a worthy charity. The day was once again expertly planned and fully booked. All of the participants thoroughly enjoyed the day. We will continue to support this event moving forwards.”

Keith Murray from the winning team, who took part with a team of his colleagues from the vehicle concierge service Ryan Canter Club, really enjoyed the event: A very enjoyable day on a lovely course, well organised as ever by the Rockinghorse team. We are proud to be have been associated with the charity for many years and looking forward to supporting their great work for many years to come.”

A great day all round

Stella Buckingham, Events Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, thanked all the players, sponsors and the Mid Sussex Golf Club for hosting the event and added: “We haven’t been able to hold any events for so long and it’s wonderful to see everyone out enjoying themselves – this will make such a difference to our fundraising.

Stella from Rockinghorse

“Unfortunately, due to the new social distancing guidelines we aren’t able to hold any large events for a while but we hope to run other outdoor and virtual events and we are keeping our fingers crossed that we can resume our full events calendar early next year.”

Continued support

Most of us will never have experienced anything like the last six months, and we have all seen the massive impact the pandemic has had on every part of our society but Ryan Heal, Rockinghorse CEO, is positive about how the charity has responded: “It’s been a real challenge for many charities since March and we’re no exception. But as a team we have worked incredibly hard to maintain links with our supporters and develop innovative fundraising ideas.

“And whilst of course we are disappointed not to be able to hold our other planned events over the next few months due to the new restrictions, we won’t let this dampen our resolves to keep working hard, raising funds and supporting children throughout Sussex.

For more ideas about how to support us, take a look at here where you can find a range of virtual events that you can get involved with to help us raise much needed funds.

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