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Hayward and Green Aviation raise £16,000 for Kangaroos at Charity Cricket Tournament

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Hayward and Green Aviation organised their first charity cricket tournament on Friday 9th June, hosted by Preston Nomads Cricket Club at their stunning grounds nestled under The South Downs in Fulking. 

The event kickstarted their corporate charity of the year partnership with local disability charity Kangaroos, raising over £16k so far.

It was a perfect summer's day with glorious sunshine throughout.  6 teams took part  in the 6 aside event with  10 overs a game, culminating with a barbecue, raffle and amazing auction. Overall winners were PDQ AIRSPARES who took home the coveted Hayward and Green shield. 

Professional photographer Gibson Blanc of Gibson Blanc Photography was on hand for the afternoon capturing some great shots and Anna Ball whose daughter attends Kangaroos after-school and holiday activities gave a very moving speech prior to the auction and prize giving. 

 Bob White, Kangaroos Chair of Trustees expressed his thanks to everyone who contributed and supported in making the event such a wonderful occasion and commented, ‘the incredible amount of money raised will make such a significant contribution to the range of enrichment activities we can continue to provide for our special children and adults at Kangaroos.

Hayward and Green next big fundraiser for Kangaroos is a bike ride from their HQ in Woodmancote to Amsterdam - more details to follow

Kangaroos 8th Annual Golf Day


We are delighted to announce that our 8th Annual Charity Golf Day, sponsored by Searl’s Land raised over £8000 for Kangaroos! Hosted by Cottesmore Hotel, Golf and Country Club, the golfers enjoyed a 9-hole course, a la carte meal and presentation by the Kangaroos fundraising team.

Thank you very much to everyone involved for your incredible support and congratulations to all those who took part in the event, we hope you enjoyed your day.

We are so grateful to our headline sponsor Searl’s Land and Tim Searl for all his help in organising the day, and dressing up as a Kangaroo for the afternoon!

Results of the day:

1st The Ella Thatcher Memorial Trophy Team Winners - PDT Solicitors (92)

2nd Timmy's Grimmy's (91)

3rd Joney's Giants (88)

Kangaroos would like to extend our thanks to all our other sponsors

WT Partnership

Freeman Brothers

First Recruitment Services

BDN Building


And special thanks to:

Mike Thatcher for presenting the trophy, Angela Miller and all the staff at Cottesmore Golf Club who looked after us so well and our wonderful band of volunteers, trustees and staff whose support were invaluable on the day - especially, Clare Jones from Bright Light Film, Hazel Constantine Enrich PA, Melissa Bissell and Chloe Norgate from First Recruitment Services. A huge thank you to Gibson Blanc Photography for offering his services to Kangaroos all day.

Thank you also to all the individuals and local businesses who generously donated auction and raffle prizes, including Tim Searl, James Teal (Ryan Canter Club), Goodwood Estate, Cottesmore Hotel Golf and Country Club, Sussex Wealth Management, Haywards Heath Golf Club, Tom Acott and everyone else who generously supported.

Photos taken by Gibson Blanc at

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