Hampshire Cricket’s Charity Golf Day has raised more than £500 for the Hampshire County Cricket Youth Trust. The event, which had club captain, Dimitri Mascarenhas and 2005 England Ashes hero Simon Jones in attendance, was held at the exclusive Remedy Oak Golf Club in Dorset – one of the top 100 courses in the country – on Tuesday.
It saw a select group of 40 competitors from businesses including Sony, Paris Smith, and Marston’s taking part, as well as representation from Hampshire Cricket partners, Powells, Taylor Made Computer Solutions and Wolf Blass.
The money, which came mainly from the raffle and silent auction, will now be added to the amount raised from other events hosted by Hampshire Cricket throughout the year and will be donated as a lump sum in December.
The Trust will then put that cash towards helping develop youth cricket in the county through providing, or assisting the provision of, facilities, equipment and coaching to people under the age of 21.
Commercial Director at The Rose Bowl, Stuart Robertson said; “We are delighted that such a large amount was raised for the Hampshire County Cricket Youth Trust. As a First Class county we feel it is our duty to help develop the future of the sport in the region and that is what the Trust does so well.
“The £500 will make an important contribution to the lump sum we will donate to the Trust at the end of the year. I’d like to thank everyone who took part and I look forward to this season’s other events which will raise more money for this very worthy cause.”