Shoreham College Charity Donation Matched by Freemasons

An annual charity golfing event held by Shoreham College, has been match-funded by the Freemasons to raise a total of £1250 to go to the Rockinghorse Appeal.

John Shelley, PE teacher at Shoreham College, organised the event and spoke of it and the money raised: “Leigh Brand, a Brighton Freemason and whose son Elliot is a pupil at Shoreham College, together with some other parents and friends from Shoreham College, participated in the annual College Charity Golf Day held at Hill Barn Golf Club at which £650 was raised via a raffle and auction for the Rockinghorse Appeal. Where Freemasons are involved in raising money at an event for a particular charity, Sussex Masonic Charities, the charitable arm of Sussex Freemasons, provide match funding, meaning that the day raised £1250 for a wonderful charity. I would personally like to thank everyone involved.”

Leigh Brand, a Freemason for 15 years, was more than happy to apply for the Match Funding: “With glorious weather, but mixed golf, everyone had a really good time, and to raise this sort of money for such a worthwhile charity made the day for all the participants.”

Leigh, alongside John and Headmaster Richard Taylor-West, presented the cheque to a delighted Hollie Trezise, Rockinghorse Schools and Community Fundraising Manager. “We are so grateful to Shoreham College and the Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation for this fantastic donation. Every penny will be used to support the care of sick and premature babies on the incredible Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton. To find out more about how Rockinghorse helps the TMBU and other paediatric care services in Sussex visit

Photo: John Shelley, Hollie Trezise, Leigh Brand, Richard Taylor-West