Time for tee! Local teams get set for Autism Jersey’s Annual Golf Day

Time for tee! Local teams get set for Autism Jersey’s Annual Golf Day

Autism Jersey’s annual Golf Day, sponsored by JT, tees off on Friday 10 August. Organisers are promising this year will be the biggest and best yet.

The money raised at this year’s Golf Day will go towards funding the building and running, of a residential and community-based Autism centre in the Island. Hence why this is the most important event on Autism Jersey’s fundraising calendar.

The annual event has 22 local teams taking part. And it will be the first large event hosted at La Moye Golf Club’s new clubhouse, which has just undergone a £3.5m refurbishment. The day of competition will end with a raffle and auction. This will include  donations by former world number one Ernie Els. Last year over £20,000 was raised for the charity from this one day event.

Mr Els and his wife Liezl have a son with autism and founded The Els for Autism Foundation in 2009. This aims to support people on the autistic spectrum fulfil their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives. The foundation has worked on a number of events and programmes in partnership with Autism Jersey.

A Popular Sell-Out Event

Nick Winsor, Chairman of Autism Jersey, said: “This is our biggest fundraiser so we’re grateful to everyone taking part and to our sponsor JT. To have a corporate sponsor of the calibre of JT is essential to the event’s success and their professionalism. Their focus on the Jersey community, and on-going support guarantees a popular sell-out event year-on-year that makes a huge contribution to the Charities work.”

Daragh McDermott, Corporate Affairs Director at JT, said: “As a board member of Autism Jersey, I know only too well what a fantastic charity it is. It offers invaluable support to many families and the wider community. Therefore, JT is delighted to support Autism Jersey. Also to support them in their fundraising efforts by sponsoring, participating in and providing the prizes for this phenomenally popular annual golf day at La Moye Golf Club. We’re proud to be a locally-owned business and support our Island communities whenever and wherever we can.”


Issued by Julien Morel at Direct Input. Telephone 01534 735253 or email julien@directinput.je for more information.