As part of its annual support of a local charity, a golf day organised by Sencio Community Leisure (SCL) has raised £900 for West Kent Mind.
The money, collected as a result of the event at Lullingstone Park Golf Course (LPGC) on July 26, will be added to other fundraising events organised by SCL and presented to the charity at the end of the year.
The golf day attracted eight teams that completed LPGC’s challenging 18-hole course on what was then the hottest day of the year. The teams taking part represented partners of, and suppliers to, the not-for-profit community leisure operator which, in addition to LPGC, operates Edenbridge Leisure Centre, Sevenoaks Leisure Centre and White Oak Leisure Centre in Swanley.
Jane Parish, chief executive of SCL, says: “As a leisure operator we’re all-too aware of the connection between physical activity and our mental wellbeing and we are therefore delighted to be supporting West Kent Mind as our charity this year.
“As a country, we are thankfully becoming more aware of the cost of anxiety, depression and mental illness and it’s important for all of us to increase that understanding and to support both those suffering and those providing vital services to people in need. I am delighted our annual Lullingstone Park Golf Course golf day has been another success and I congratulate and thank all those taking part.”
West Kent Mind, which exists to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support, offers a range of services as well as training and a programme of educational and awareness raising events. Tanya Wright, community fundraiser, said:
“Congratulations to the winners of Sencio’s golf day and to everyone who took part. What a successful event – a beautiful course, sunny weather and an amazing amount raised for West Kent Mind. We really appreciate Sencio’s ongoing support and fundraising activities, which will help ensure we can continue to help people with mental health problems and to promote better mental health.”
For further details on the work of West Kent Mind, go to: westkentmind.org.
For further information on Lullingstone Park Golf Course – which currently has free play for juniors during the school holidays as part of its commitment to attract young people to the game – go to: lullingstonegolfcourse.co.uk
August 15, 2018
For further information and images, please contact David Leck at Sencio Community Leisure on 01322 528580/07710 326256.