New Year’s Day marked a very special day in the calendar for Kangaroos. At the annual Captain’s Drive event held at Haywards Heath Golf Club on New Year’s Day, our Fundraising Coordinator, Samantha Norgate, was absolutely delighted to be presented with a cheque for a phenomenal £29,600.
It really has been such a great start to 2020 for our charity, which relies significantly on fundraising by local businesses, community organisations and individuals.
Having supported Kangaroos throughout 2019, Haywards Heath Golf Club raised this incredible amount from a variety of fundraising events and generous contributions from the members during the year. The club, which opened in 1922 and has been run by its members since 1974, is a pillar in the community, as is illustrated by their commitment to helping charities in the local area.
Outgoing captains, Les Anderson and Janice Brooks presented Samantha with the cheque at the New Year’s Day event. We are so grateful to Haywards Heath Golf Club for their support and generosity. This will make such a difference to the young people with learning disabilities and their families that we continue to support.
Despite New Year’s Day being a bit of a dull day weather-wise, it was certainly cheerful and bright in spirit. Samantha said, “It was a pleasure to see such a great turn out for the popular Captain’s Drive. I especially loved the Leprechauns!
“We are so grateful to Haywards Heath Golf Club. It has been a real pleasure to work with such a friendly and committed bunch of people. I would like to give special thanks to Janice for all of her hard work and support.
Here are some of the ways in which Haywards Heath Golf Club supported us in 2019:
- A hot and sweltering Captains Charity Golf Day last summer, which included an auction,
- Regular raffles
- Coffee mornings
- Challenge events
- Going sober for January
If you or your business are inspired and would like to get involved and support a local charity in 2020, please get in touch with Samantha Norgate. There are lots of ways you can fundraise or help us and we would love to work with you.