Published: 12:08, 23 October 2020
| Updated: 12:10, 23 October 2020
A charity came swinging back into action following a fundraising hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Martha Trust's golf day at Princes Golf Club in Sandwich Bay was its first fundraiser since February.
The event supported by former West Indies and Kent Cricketer John Shepherd raised more than £7,500 towards young people and adults with profound disabilities living at homes in Deal and Hastings.
£3,000 alone was raised via a virtual auction which ran on social media in the weeks leading up to the day.
The winning team was 'Three Men and a little Ady', with second place going to 'The King's Head' and third place 'The Up & Downers'.
Richard Lycett Photography attended the day to photograph the golfers and sold commemorative mounted photos with a donation to Martha.
Kerry Banks BEM, fundraising and events officer, said: "We are delighted that the day was such an enormous success and are so grateful to the golfing community for rallying around to help us stage such a special day in such unprecedented times.
"Despite the weather and restrictions, the golfers were in high spirits and we had some fabulous feedback.
"We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors Big Shot Golf, Bloody Marys High St Deal, Castles Removals Dunkerley's Of Deal, Hutchings Timber, J&R Carpets, Positive Solutions, Solley's Ice Cream Parlour, The King's Head and everyone who took part."
Martha Trust is the Mercury's Charity of the Year.
It will hold two golf days next year, at Walmer & Kingsdown on April 16 and Princes Golf Club on October 14.
To register or sponsor either of these events, contact Kerry Banks on 01304 610448 or email email@example.com