Golfing legend backs East Midlands Children’s Hospice

Golfing legend Tony Jacklin CBE is the latest person to join our prestigious list of celebrity Patrons and Ambassadors.

Originally from the East Midlands, born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, Tony’s career began when he was 17-years-old and he is now recognised as one of the most iconic golfers of the 20th century.  He is a multiple winner on the European Tour as well as a three time winning Ryder Cup captain. Tony also won the 1969 Open Championship and the 1970 US Open, recording a landslide English victory.

Tony said: “I am thrilled to be named as a patron for Rainbows; they are such a great organisation and do such fantastic work.  I am looking forward to helping with fundraising efforts and visiting the charity when I am in the UK.”

In August, Tony will host the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship, an annual golf tournament in Warwickshire, which has raised over £100,000 for Rainbows to date.

Patricia Brookes, director of fundraising at Rainbows, added: “Our Patrons and Ambassadors at Rainbows are outstanding in helping us to spread the word of the hospice. We are very grateful to all of them for the wonderful work they do and for promoting the charity all over the UK. We are delighted to welcome Tony as our newest Patron.”