Ditchling day raises thousands to help Rockinghorse

A golf day proved a great success with golf lovers, helping to raise £5,000 for the children’s charity.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 12:35 pm

Around 150 golfers attended the event at Mid Sussex Golf Club in Ditchling, the first event for the charity that has taken place this year.

The event was organised by Jamie Westley, a long-term supporter of Rockinghorse, who has supported them for the last 10 years while running the Rockinghorse Football Team.

He said: “It was so fantastic that everyone was able to get out on the golf course again, after such a long time away.

Janella Merrit, Matt Le Tissier and Amanda Hetherington SUS-210616-095343001
Janella Merrit, Matt Le Tissier and Amanda Hetherington SUS-210616-095343001

“Three ex-professional football players played with the golfers on the day: Matt Le Tissier, Paul Walsh, and Russell Martin.

“Thanks so much to them for joining us and of course to everyone who came along and donated so generously to such a great cause.”

Jamie has raised a large amount for Rockinghorse, including £2,000 at his last football tournament.

Amanda Hetherington, fundraising manager at Rockinghorse, said: “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 at www.rockinghorse.org.uk.”