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Rotary Club Rough Golf Day for Autism Guernsey

Herm Island will host a charity rough golf fun day organised by the Rotary Club of Guernsey to raise much-needed funds for Autism Guernsey on Saturday 8th July.

The organiser of this event, Art Leadbeater, a Rotary Club member, has coordinated fundraising events for the charity in the past. Autism Guernsey holds a special place in Mr Leadbeater’s heart, as his grandson has autism, and without the charity, the family would have little or no support.

Rough golf follows the basic principles of golf played on a course but takes place on the common rather than a manicured green. Players use a golf club to hit a ball between two points and instead of a hole, hoops are placed at various intervals and there will be 18 hoops in total.

Forty teams of four are invited to take part in the day, heading over to Herm on the first boat for a 10:00 am tee-off time. Golfers are asked to bring their own club, balls and wooden tee pegs. The highest scoring team will receive a special prize, to be revealed on the day, with additional prizes for the second and third place.

All golfers receive a bacon roll, or vegetarian sausage in a roll, with a hot drink included in the £25.00 ticket price per person. Spectators are welcome and can purchase a food ticket ahead of the event.

Mr Leadbeater explains: ‘Autism Guernsey is a wonderful charity, the work they do supporting those on the autistic spectrum and their families is invaluable. I wish that the charity had been around when my grandson was first diagnosed to help us as a family face the challenges this condition brings. It’s good to know that other families benefit from the charity’s work, which relies completely on donations.’

Jonathan Watson, CEO of Herm Island says: ‘We are delighted that Art has chosen Herm Island as the location of this event. We look forward to welcoming people for what promises to be a fun day out for the family.’

To register your team, please contact Art Leadbeater, leadbeater@cwgsy.net

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