Golfers at Mannings Heath Golf and Wine estate, in Horsham in West Sussex, have raised £9,000 for charity. Past club captains, Roger Bridge and Mary Grange, presented two cheques for £4,500 each to the Alzheimer’s Society and Parkinson’s UK charities on 14 November
The money raised was mainly from two auctions, achieved with prizes donated by club members, as well as vouchers to play at other local golf clubs, which they generously donated.
Roger said: “Mary Grange, the past lady captain, and I decided at the beginning of our year as captains to raise money for individual charities, and then pool the money and split it equally. We are very grateful to the members for the prizes they gifted, and also to the other local clubs for their great support.”
Simon Mantell, general manager of Mannings Heath Golf and Wine estate, said: “Thank you to our captains and all the other participants in this incredibly worthwhile annual event. Our captains have raised many tens of thousands of pounds for charity over the years, and we are delighted to be raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society and Parkinson’s UK now, and support the great work that they do in the community.”
Picture: (left to right) Gill Fee (Mannings Golf Club), Jess Hillicks (Alzheimer’s Society), Roger Bridge (past Captain MHGC), Simon Mantell (GM MHGC), Mary Grange (past Lady Captain) and Leigh-Beth Stroud (Parkinson’s UK).