Braving the rain to raise Relate £3,000

Golf Day Relate SUS-160808-143504001
Golf Day Relate SUS-160808-143504001

Golfers have put on a golf day for charity Relate.

The fundraisers braved wind and rain at the Eastbourne Downs Golf Club for the relationship counselling charity.

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell got the annual fundraiser off to a great start.

The popular event, supported by local businesses and individuals raised over £3,000 for the charity.

Jackie Florey, organiser of the event, said, “We are very grateful to all the teams who took part and our sponsors and supporters including Birchwood Ford, Harveys Brewery, Lawson Lewis, Rix & Kay, Barwells Solicitors, Emslie Tarrant, the Beachy Head Estate, Ellis Builders, Peake and Thorpe and Brewers Decorator Centres and private teams who made the event such a success. Brewers Decorators Centres kindly provided all the teams with goody bags and sponsored a hole.”

First prize was won by Peake & Thorpe Decorating Contractors, second, Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP, third, Ellis Builders and fourth, Barwells Solicitors.

Jo Carden, CEO of Relate, said, “This year our Relationship Distress Monitor Report found that one in five couples are in relationships that could be classified as distressed.

“Broken and unhealthy relationships can descend into problems like homelessness, debt, loneliness, health worries, and depression and can have a serious effect on children.

“Our highly skilled counsellors help families repair their relationships and cope with the pressures of family life.

“We are working very hard to raise funds so that individuals, couples and families can get help with their relationships even if they can’t afford it.

“We are really pleased that Caroline Ansell MP was able to join us at the golf day. Caroline is very interested in supporting family relationships and put forward a private members bill seeking to introduce an impact assessment on the effect of new policies and legislation on family life.”

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