Golfers drive to support local charities


The Rotary Club of Rochford's charity Golf day was a double success for the
"Take Heart-Southend, the cardiac support group which serves the Rochford, Castle Point and Southend area and is available to help anyone affected by cardiac problems weather they are a patient, carer or family member. 

The winning team from "Take Heart - Southend

Not only were they the main benificiary from the £3,900 raised on the day, but the lads also won the team competition under the captaincy of Paul Halley, Chairman of "Take Heart " Southend  charity.

The event should have been held in June, but had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. it was re-arranged for 11th September, but the format had to be changed in order to comply with all the restrictions introduced by the government to minimise the spread of the virus - despite this a record number of teams entered and regrettably some had to be turned away.

As usual, there was an amazing response from the events sponsors despite the difficult circumstances that most businesses have experienced this year and The Rotary Club is really very grateful for their support.

On a beautiful late summer's day, the condition of the course at The Rochford Hundred Golf Club was excellent and the competition was close in both the Team and Individual events. The individual winner was Pravin Patel with 39 points who was closely followed by Bert Freeman and Simon Bryant both on 38 points.

President of the Rotary Club, Rotarian Peter Mannering was delighted with the day. "It was a great all round success. The staff at Rochford Hundred Golf Club did us proud with bacon butties and coffee to start the day and we enjoyed a socially distanced BBQ and tombola fundraiser to make it a very special event, despite the restrictions neccessitatated by the panddemic.

With £3,900 going to local charities and good causes, principally, "Take Heart-Southend"  We are very grateful to everyone who supported us so generously.

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