Rivervale’s charity golf day rocks!


Our friends at Rivervale held a charity Golf Day last week (Friday 22 July) and raised an amazing £2,500 for Rockinghorse.

One of Brighton’s leading motor groups, Rivervale have chosen to support us as their Charity of the Year, and had previously organised a charity race day at Fontwell Park Racecourse in April to launch the partnership.

11 teams headed to Mid Sussex Golf Club and made the most of the sunshine to play 18 holes on the course in Ditchling, before a presentation ceremony later on in the day. Prizes were awarded for Nearest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Winning Player, and Winning Team, which was given to players from team Chandlers BMW. A Ford Fiesta red edition was also up for grabs on hole eight, for any player that could hit a hole-in-one, but was not won on the day.

Vince Pemberton, Divisional Director at Rivervale, said: “Our last Rivervale Golf Day took place in 2003 and after a long break, we decided to relaunch the event.  It made perfect sense to us to use this as an opportunity to support our chosen charity Rockinghorse.  The day proved a great success, so moving forward we hope the Rivervale Golf Day will once again become an annual fixture in our diary.”

Simon Gregg, Regional Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse, added: “It was a really fantastic day and we are so pleased with the amount of money raised from the event. Huge thanks to the team from Rivervale for their support, and of course to everyone that came along and played on the day.”

The teams that took part were: Endeavour, Rivervale Leasing, Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, Rivervale Approved Used Vehicles, Network My Club, Chandlers BMW, Fontwell Racecourse, Rockinghorse, TSS, Charlton Athletic and RDT.

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, and a vital supporter of the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit, and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit in Haywards Heath, we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment.

Rivervale are opening a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Victoria Road Portslade, this September, which will be known as Rivervale House. To find out more, please click here: www.rivervaleleasing.co.uk.

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