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The Rotary Club of Rochford held their 13th Annual Charity Golf Day at Rochford Hundred Golf Club on Monday 17 September.  A glorious day made a pleasant change from our golf days over the last four years where it had rained at some time during the competition.

The presentation of the course by the ground staff at the golf club was excellent and gave everyone every opportunity to exhibit their skills to the full.

The principal objective of the day was for everyone to have a great day out in enjoyable company and raise funds for local charities, with particular emphasis on the new ‘Havens Hospice’ which is being built in Southend. 


Seventeen teams took part.  The competition was won by a team called ‘Mixed Bag’ which was captained by Humphrey Squier, who was supported by Rob Cruickshank, Craig Loxton and his son Jasper Squier.  The   individual trophy went to Trevor Hayes from the ‘Upministers’ team who scored a very creditable 43 points.

As in previous years, we were particularly fortunate to have the day actively supported by our two main sponsors ‘Alan Blunden Insurance Brokers’ of Southend and ‘Greene King Brewery’ plus a whole range of local companies and businesses, who each sponsored a hole around the course. 

As a result of the efforts of the players, the sponsors, the staff at the golf club and the Rotary club members, we raised over £5,000 from the day.

Rotary President, Alan Harvey O.B.E., said: “It was another very successful day.  I would like to thank the golfers for their support and all those companies and individuals who have, through their support and sponsorship, helped to make this day possible.  Special thanks go to Rochford Hundred Golf Club who once again provided us with such an excellent venue and facilities.  The Golf Day is one of the two main fundraising events of the year and the Rotary Club will be making its popular Annual Christmas collections towards the end of the year.  It is hoped that these two events will raise around £15,000 for many good causes, including my principal charity for the year – Havens Hospices.”

The Club meets every Monday at 12.45 at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club.


Glyn Jarvis – 01702 299915 –

Paul Veitch 01702 473218 –

Keith Holdsworth 01702 559246 –