Thousands raised for children’s hospice at Goodwood golf day

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KEEN golf players dug deep to raise more than £8,000 for a children’s hospice.

Golf at Goodwood hosted its annual charity day in aid of Chestnut Tree House, a cause previously supported at Goodwood’s Festival Of Speed and Revival events.

Teams headed out on to the renowned Downs course, near Chichester, for a series of unique and fun golf challenges.

An auction and evening entertainment from world trick shot champion Geoff Swain managed to round up donations totalling £8,135.

Stuart Gillett, general manager at Golf At Goodwood, said: ‘Our charity golf day is always very well supported and we’re delighted to have been raising money for Chestnut Tree House for the second year.

‘The team there do an incredible job and we hope that by raising money for them they can continue to provide vital care for young people and their families in desperately sad situations.’

Hugh Lowson, chief exec of the Arundel-based hospice, added: ‘I enjoyed the day, playing alongside Joe Sykes, who at the age of 12 plays phenomenally well, but I think my own game has room for improvement!’