Chestnut Tree House golf day a great success

Just before Christmas, Sussex Golf and Rookwood Golf Course welcomed around 60 passionate golfers to the special charity event in aid of children at the Chestnut Tree House Hospice. Energised by bacon rolls and hot beverages the golfers teed off at the break of dawn in near perfect winter playing conditions, competing for team and individual prizes in a range of golf challenges.

The day raised over £700 for toys for the children – all safely delivered in good time for Christmas, along with a much appreciated cheque,  Jayne Todd of Chestnut House telling Sussex Golf organisers Alex Bethell and Carl Sadecki: “It was wonderful to see you both and thank you so much for all these wonderful gifts!”

Carl told the District Post: “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved from our first Sussex Golf fund raiser. With kids of our own Alex and I were determined to ensure that we handed over the presents and money before the big day and it is great that we were able to do that. A big thank you to the golfers, and Rookwood Golf Course – and to Bedford Sports for the trophies and our sponsors – The Limeburners, The Sussex Bathroom Company, the Dead Parrott, Courtney Green, BritWeb, Refine Metals, Burbank Construction, Candbox and Cottesmore and Ifield Golf Clubs.

Sussex Golf is the brainchild of course specialists Alex and Carl, connecting golfers across the county with their favourite sport for the sheer joy of playing – and raising money for exceptionally good causes. Alex added: “We are planning other golf days, the next one will probably in March and we’ll be delighted to hear from any golfers who would like to participate, and from any corporates interested in adopting the day as a major event for their company.”

To see more information about Carl and Alex’s Chestnut Tree House Christmas Golf day and Sussex Golf’s forthcoming events visit – and like – the Facebook page Carl and Alex can be contacted at

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