Sky Sports presenter, and former ITV sports anchorman, Steve Rider, will be hosting an exclusive charity golf day on Tuesday 3rd June at the prestigious Goodwood Golf Club.

Rider is hosting the event in aid of United Response, and DEBRA, the national charity that supports those affected by the genetic skin blistering condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Golfers are invited to come and join Rider on the club’s renowned Downs Course, which is ranked as one of the top 100 courses in England, and is also home to the English PGA Championship. This is a unique opportunity to play on the famous 18-hole course (usually only open to members), as it celebrates, almost to the day, its centenary. King Edward VIII and King George VI are just some of the past golfers who have played on the Downs Course.

To add to the excitement of the day, Steve Rider, who is vice president of United Response and vice president of DEBRA’s golf society, will be presenting winning golfers with their very own “Steve Rider cup”, as they go head to head playing for their chosen charity. There will also be the opportunity for golfers to take part in other on course competitions such as Nearest the Pin and The James Braid Challenge (aka beat the pro using vintage equipment). There’ll also be additional team prizes for the most points scored by individual teams.

The day will begin with breakfast in The Kennels – a beautiful venue originally built in 1787 to house the hounds belonging to the Third Duke of Richmond and now home to Goodwood’s prestigious private club. Teams will then head out onto the course for a tee time of 10am before returning for a well-earned three-course lunch. Over lunch Steve Rider will be sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his career in media and sport and will be presenting prizes.

Speaking about the event, Steve Rider, said:

“I have been working with United Response and DEBRA for a number of years now and am absolutely thrilled to be hosting this joint event for them at such a prestigious location.

“The introduction of the Steve Rider cup will see golfers supporting each of the charities pitted against each other and will hopefully introduce some healthy competition into proceedings.

“It’s going to be a fantastic day out and I hope as many people as possible will join me to raise money for these two great causes.”

Tickets for the day are available at the price of £230 per team of two. This price includes breakfast baps & coffee, 18 holes of golf, golf buggy, 3 course lunch, auction and prize table.

To find out more, call Lindsey Simmonds on 020 8246 5208.

To contact DEBRA or sign up email Lucie Robson  or call 01344 467786.