Last month Pat Gallagher of P & S Gallagher family funeral directors in Burgess Hill hosted his nearly famous charity golf day, with players this year attending from as far away as Scotland and North Shields; needless to say they weren’t disappointed.
Set within the beautifully landscaped Haywards Heath Golf Club, over 70 players enjoyed 18 holes in the glorious sunshine...bliss!
The aim of the day was to raise funds for two charities.
Over £1,500 was raised for The Sam White Legacy which supports the facilities at Nottingham Hospital, recognised as a centre of excellence for brain tumours, in particular those in children and young adults.
Soon to have the only in situ intra-operative MRI scanner in the UK; creating a fantastic environment for safer neuro surgery.
In 2009 when Sam was 12, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour that bled and left him unable to walk, talk, see or move his right arm.
With surgery, therapy and a strong will Sam slowly regained the power to do normal everyday things again.
During his long journey of recovery, Sam campaigned for better facilities in the UK for kids with brain tumours because he had to travel to Belgium for treatment.
Sam would say: ‘We all needed to recognise this awful cancer and support research and treatments, we should all do something, anything to make a difference, we need to beat it or what was the point?’
Sam died in 2013, but his family are still campaigning for Sam’s goal www.samwhitelegacy.org.uk
They also raised £455 for Haywards Heath Girl Guide Ranger Sommer Hilbourne, aged 15.
She is raising money to get her to an orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal, a remote part of North Eastern South Africa in August 2016.
Through Coco’s Foundation and Girl Guiding Sussex Central, she will be part of a team of Guides who will help build two houses with toilets for some of the older children at the Mseleni orphanage.
Many of these children have had a very hostile start to life and Sommer and the team will be helping to give these children a chance to get on the right path for a better future.
Cuckfield Cricket Match
Thursday July 30 was the last fixture of the season for the Cuckfield Taverners who played the Cuckfield Bonfire Society ending in victory for the Taverners.
A beautiful summer’s evening meant a fantastic turnout and thoroughly enjoyable evening at Cuckfield Cricket ground.
Some great cricket was played, scrummy lasagne made by Jackie and Jim from the White Harte Inn was scoffed, and spirits were high.
P & S Gallagher family funeral directors sponsored the food and the winning prize for the Man of the Match whilst monies raised during the evening went towards the refurbishment of the Cuckfield Cricket Pavilion.
Report and pictures contributed by P & S Gallagher Ltd.