"It is total devastation; the whole of Barbuda is literally rubble"
Prime Minister Antigua & Barbuda
"We know that people want to help the country that they have been going to for many years"
"As someone who has travelled to that part of the world many times, I was horrified to see the devastation caused by the hurricane last year."
British Journalist, Former Newspaper Editor & Television Personality
Overnight on the 5th September 2017, the island of Barbuda was all but obliterated by Hurricane Irma. 95% of the island was wiped out – the hospital, schools, shops, homes all gone. Reports state that the island needs to raise close to $225 million to build again, and we are holding this fundraiser to do our bit to help the people of Barbuda rebuild their lives.
Thursday 5th July 2018
Midhurst, West Sussex
We are delighted to say that Sir Richie Richardson, former West Indies Cricket Captain, and other guest ‘Friends of Barbuda’ came to Midhurst on Thursday 5th July 2018 to host our inaugural ‘The Barbuda Cup’ at Cowdray Park Golf Club. Situated in the heart of the South Downs, this picturesque course was an exceptional venue to hold such an important fundraiser.
We were blessed with sunshine on the day, with temperatures nearing 80 degrees. 18 teams played and a further 80 people joined us for an informal BBQ.
£18,000 Raised So Far!
The Barbuda Cup
18 teams went head to head on the day with a Shotgun start at 11am. Teams of three were drawn to play with a ‘Friend of Barbuda’ on the day. The evening closed with rum cocktails at the clubhouse, live music and a Caribbean BBQ.
Friends of Barbuda
Sir Richie Richardson
FORMER WEST INDIES CRICKET CAPTAIN AND CURRENT ICC MATCH REFEREE
Sir Viv Richards
FORMER WEST INDIES CRICKET; ONE OF THE GREATEST BATSMEN OF ALL TIME
FORMER PROFESSIONAL ENGLAND FOOTBALLER, EX-CRYSTAL PALACE AND SPORTS PUNDIT
BRITISH JOURNALIST, FORMER NEWSPAPER EDITOR AND TELEVISION PERSONALITY
Andy Gomarsall MBE
WORLD CUP WINNER, EX-ENGLAND RUGBY SCRUM HALF
Sir Don McKinnon
FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF NEW ZEALAND
FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, PORTSMOUTH AND BRIGHTON
FORMER ENGLAND CRICKETER; OFF SPIN BOWLER FOR HAMPSHIRE AND MIDDLESEX
FORMER PROFESSIONAL CRICKETER SUSSEX CCC; BORN WITH POLAND SYNDROME, INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR, WORLD CHAMPION AND MULTIPLE WORLD RECORD HOLDER
CRICKET AND TRAVEL WRITER FOR THE TIMES; VISITED 28 ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN, COVERED 25 TESTS THERE AND 2007 WORLD CUP
FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER, MADE OVER 400 APPEARANCES FOR BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL AND TOUR PLAYER
PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL AND TPI CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL AND JUNIOR COACH
IRISH CRICKETER, HOLDS RECORD FOR SCORING FASTEST CENTURY IN A WORLD CUP, OFF 50 BALLS AGAINST ENGLAND
EX ENGLAND CRICKET FAST BOWLER, FAMOUSLY TOOK 9 FOR 57 AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA IN 1994
A FLEET STREET SPORTS WRITER FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. HE MAINLY SPECIALISED IN COVERING CRICKET FOR TODAY AND THE SUNDAY TIMES BUT SWITCHED TO GOLF IN THE LATE 1990S