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Annual golf day raises over £30,000 for Autism Jersey

Autism Jersey’s annual golf day, sponsored by JT, has once again broken its own record with £30,000 raised for the charity.

The sell-out event saw 25 teams of golfers competing at La Moye Golf Club on Friday 23 August with the overall winners being the Dandara team of Martin Clancy, Adrian Huckson, Steve Herbert and Bob Wickings. The Morris and Grange team came a close second and Bedell Cristin third.

The charity is currently fund-raising to make a new multi-million-pound facility, which will become a home for the charity and provide a range of services to people with Autism and their families, a reality. JT’s on-going support of this annual event also means the new centre will have the latest technology, ensuring visitors and carers can keep connected via state-of-the-art equipment, made possible by JT’s full-fibre network.

Nick Winsor, Chairman of Autism Jersey, said: “The amount raised on Friday is a huge boost for our long-term goal to provide a hub for our services. Each year, the popularity and success of the golf day grows, thanks in large part to the longstanding partnership with our corporate sponsor JT. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the day.”

Daragh McDermott, Corporate Affairs Director at JT and a board member of Autism Jersey, said: “Thanks to everyone who brought their game with them on Friday and congratulations to Dandara for their victory. Once again, it was a really enjoyable day for a great cause and I’m delighted that the combination of a great sporting event and well-supported auction have raised so much for this vital charity.”

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