Fore! £12,500 hole-in-one for the JPK Project

Charity golf day in aid of JPK Project SUS-140924-160147001
Charity golf day in aid of JPK Project SUS-140924-160147001

Thirty teams of intrepid fundraisers teed off in aid of a charity for people with learning disabilities - and raised around £12,500.

On Friday September 19 the JPK Sussex Project held its 10th Annual Charity Golf Day at Willingdon Golf Club, organised by Chris Rose and committee.

Thirty teams played 18 holes on the day and the event was opened by Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr Janet Coles, who drove the first ball off the tee for start of play.

Following play for the day, Geof Swain, Trick Shot Champion, entertained the crowds and then followed a raffle, dinner, prize giving and auction.

A grand total of £12,532 was raised on the day for The JPK Sussex Project, which has been formed to provide a supported living centre for people with a learning disability in Eastbourne and those currently living within the surrounding areas.

The JPK Project purchased the former Edgemond Evangelical Church building in Church Street, Old Town, as the location for the supported living centre.

After dinner Jill Parker, chairman and project co-ordinator of the JPK Project, said, “We are extremely grateful for the support of everyone who participates in the charity golf days.

“You have raised £90,000 over the last nine years, which has certainly helped in our ability to purchase the land and now you are contributing to the capital required to commence building.

“This could not have been achieved without the support of the sponsors, many donors and all those that gave so generously on the evening and participated in the event.

“My very grateful thanks to you all, you have certainly made a difference.”