Tee-rrific day for Kangaroos at popular golf tournament

The winning team, comprising of Jamie  Wallden, Martin Storey, Oliver Patterson of Mansell McTaggart and local developer Shaun Malins
The winning team, comprising of Jamie Wallden, Martin Storey, Oliver Patterson of Mansell McTaggart and local developer Shaun Malins
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Mid Sussex Golf Club was the perfect venue for Kangaroos’ second annual charity golf tournament and dinner, proudly supported by headline sponsor, letting agents, Stuart and Partners.

The event took place on Friday May 13 and raised £4,564.04 for the Haywards Heath-based special needs charity, which will go towards the continued provision of activities and events for children and young adults with learning disabilities, in and around Mid Sussex.

This will enable them to enjoy varied social activities, that the rest of us take for granted, with the support of trained staff and volunteers.

Samantha Norgate, Communication, fundraising and admin officer for Kangaroos who organised and co-ordinated the day, is very grateful to Steve Delaney from Ashurst Generics, who once again gave up a lot of his time and support in helping to get the day off the ground.

The popular sell out event was blessed with glorious warm sunny weather, with a total of 14 teams taking part including a ladies team aptly named The Par Tee Girls!

Pictured are the winning team, comprising of Jamie Wallden, Martin Storey, Oliver Patterson of Mansell McTaggart and local developer Shaun Malins with the best two combined scores of 84 points. Oli Patterson also won the individual highest score of the day with 44 stapleford points playing off a handicap of 18.

After dinner, Samantha Norgate gave a short welcome, followed by a brief film of the work Kangaroos does, after which came an auction with some superb lots followed by the prize giving and raffle.

A big thank you to all the golfers that supported the event, as well as all the other sponsors and donors, including: Ellman Henderson Ltd, Adrian Clapp, Hurst College, Dr Fraser Leggate, Ashurst Generics, Ian Umpleby Accountant .

Thank you very much to everyone who kindly donated Auction and Raffle prizes, including: Brendan O’Neill, Liam Sheehan, Alan Bourne Derek Sansom, Mid Sussex Golf Club, Mid Sussex Porsche, Mark and Kim Yates from Careys Manor Hotel and Spa, Steve Delaney and Ian Umpleby.

Kangaroos are also very grateful to Jamie Wallden, of Mansell McTaggart who very kindly organised the nearest the pin competition on the 1st hole and donated a crate of wines as a prize.

Many thanks to Sandie Meadows and Kangaroos parent, Rob Landauer for all their help and support.

Special thanks once again to Josh and everyone at Mid Sussex Golf Club for looking after us so well and ensuring the day ran smoothly .

If you would like to know more about the Kangaroos charity, please visit their website www.kangaroo.org.uk or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kangaroos.midsussex/info