We’re backing footgolf fundraiser across Sussex

Octobeardfest's Tim Sharp practises his footgolf at Hunston / Picture by Kate Shemilt
Octobeardfest's Tim Sharp practises his footgolf at Hunston / Picture by Kate Shemilt
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SUSSEX FootGolf centres have joined forces with Sussex Newspapers - publishers of the Observer series - to promote OctoBeardFest.

OctoBeardFest, the successful beard-growing appeal launched by the Prostate Project in 2013, is joining forces with Sussex Newspapers and Sussex FootGolf courses to promote this year’s appeal.

The five centres in Sussex are at Chichester, Crawley, Gatwick, Rustington and Brighton. They will join all six Surrey FootGolf Centres to help raise funds for prostate cancer research.

The OBF marketing team will target pubs, clubs and businesses with a 15-minute drive of each centre and encourage everyone to give up an hour to play nine holes.

One man dies of prostate cancer every hour in the UK.

Tim Sharp, OBF founder, hopes more will quickly follow. He said: “The aim is to get every FootGolf Centre in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire supporting us.

One man dies of prostate cancer every hour in the UK.

“We will target pubs, clubs and businesses within 15 minutes drive of each participating centre and encourage people to give up one hour of their time to play nine holes.”

The FootGolf Centres see this as a win, win situation. They get more midweek business at the same time as supporting a worthy charity. They have each agreed to donate 25 per cent of all green fees back to OctoBeardFest for people who register to play midweek Monday to Friday.

The centres will also display OBF leaflets and posters and generally promote the appeal through September and October.

More information about the appeal is available at www.octobeardfest.co.uk

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