Entry forms are now available for 8th annual North Sails Golf Day

The 8th annual North Sails Golf Day, held in aid of the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) will be held on Friday 29 October, at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club. Located close to the M27 near Fareham, this event has become one of the longest standing fundraising events for the JMST raising over £58,000.

The event costs £60 per head to compete, which includes coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, buffet lunch and a raffle, auction and prizegiving. Individuals or teams of four are being formed to compete against old favourites and budding golf pros from companies such as Henri-Lloyd, Skandia and of course, North Sails. Entry forms are available on line at http://www.northsails.co.uk/company/golf.html

As well as taking part, there are a number of additional ways to help support this event without needing to swing a club. Donations of raffle prizes and items to be auctioned are being co-ordinated by Sam Greenwood at North Sails on 02392 604269. Hole sponsorship is also available, and companies wishing to get involved on a corporate level should contact Sarah Mudie on 07710 664172.

Ian Walker, who was John Merricks’ sailing partner and is a trustee of the JMST said: “This is great event which attracts a huge following, with many famous sailors taking part. The JMST provides financial support to help young people sail, and has funded individuals as well as school, Scout and Duke of Edinburgh groups. The Trust has helped set up junior fleets at clubs throughout the country and has funded or part funded over 30 boats which will be used by thousands of children.”

For more information contact Neil Mackley on 07785 234667 or call North Sails (UK) on tel 023 9252 5588, or fax 023 9252 8620.