Footgolf fundraising evening at club to help disabled people play sport

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Brighton & Hove Albion’s official charity has teamed up with a golf course to hold an evening of footgolf fun and raise money to help disabled people play sport.

Albion in the Community (AITC) is the largest provider of disability sporting opportunities in Sussex and each year helps hundreds of people play football who otherwise would not be able to.

However, as a charity it relies heavily on fundraising. Mid Sussex Golf Club in Ditchling is a regular supporter of AITC and earlier this season the club’s ladies section donated more than £2,000 to the charity.

AITC ambassador Jadey Yesilada has also become a popular figure at the club. Jadey, who has cerebral palsy, has learned to play golf with the help of Mid Sussex’s in-house experts and the course’s management even designed a special putter for the 24-year-old to use. He now plays at the course on weekly basis and the Mid Sussex Golf also works with AITC to give other young people with disabilities a first taste of the sport.

On Thursday 7 July the course will host a footgolf evening on its new purpose-built footgolf course. A similar event last year proved particularly successful and AITC is hoping as many people as possible take the chance to try the increasingly-popular sport.

The evening starts at 6.30pm and will include nine holes of footgolf, with teams of four competing for the Albion in the Community Footgolf Cup. Entry is just £10 per person.

For more information, or to book a team, email fundraising@albioninthecommunity.org.uk