CANTERBURY Nissan sponsored a charity golf tournament held at one of the UK’s top courses.
Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich saw Thanet and Dover chambers of commerce go head to head to raise money for the Francis Forbes Restoration and Preservation Society, which is restoring an ex-RNLI lifeboat that saved 100 lives.
Canterbury Nissan was one of the businesses given the opportunity to sponsor the event, taking the headline spot with four Qashqai hole-in-one prizes and offering a Nissan Presentation Pack to the individual winner.
With the event paid for by sponsors, all entry fees were donated to the charity and raised £590 on the day.
Sales manager Justin Newton, who organised the partnership, said: ‘Going round the course you could sense the magnitude of the occasion – everybody was very privileged to be there.
‘We had local business people playing on one of the best-ranked golf courses in the world. For us to be able to sponsor that event is something really quite special.’
It was the first time that Canterbury Nissan had sponsored the event, but it was deemed so successful that it hopes to be back again in future.
‘With the hole-in-one prizes being one of the exciting features of a pro event, it was great to be able to bring that to an amateur tournament and really added to the day,’ said Newton.