Golf day raises over £5k for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

A golf day, organised by Jamie Westley, proved a great success with golf lovers from around Sussex helping to raise £5,000 for the children’s charity.

Around 150 keen golfers attended the successful event at the Mid Sussex Golf Club in Ditchling, the first event in aid of Rockinghorse that has taken place all year.

Set in the beautiful 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 for nearest the pin and beat the pro winners.

Jamie is a long-term supporter of Rockinghorse, having supported them for the last 10 years, and also running the Rockinghorse Football Team. Over this time, he has raised a significant amount for the charity including £2,000 at his last football tournament at Crawley FC.

Thanks also to the generous sponsorship of James Ross Jewellers and Preston Insurance Brokers, the golfers were also able to enjoy meeting and playing with three ex-professional football players on the day: Matt Le Tissier, ex- Southampton and England, Paul Walsh, ex- Tottenham and Liverpool and Russell Martin, ex- Norwich City and MK Dons.

Jamie really enjoyed organising the event in support of Rockinghorse: “It was so fantastic that everyone was able to get out on the golf course again today, after such a long time away. The day was a real success, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thanks so much to Matt, Russel and Paul for joining us and of course to everyone who came along and donated so generously to such a great cause.”

Amanda Hetherington, Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, thanked all the players, sponsors and the Mid Sussex Golf Club for hosting the event and added: “It was so lovely to see everyone out on the greens and enjoying a fun day – it feels like such a long time since we have been able to attend an event like this.

“But this isn’t a one off; we are really hoping that this is the first of many events that our supporters can look forward to during the rest of the year, where people can come together, have some fun and help raise funds for Rockinghorse. Just keep an eye out on our website and social media feeds to find out what’s coming up!”

To find out more about other events we have coming up, click here. Or, if you would like to organise your own golf day, why not take a look at our ‘how to’ guide here.

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