MAXIMUS Maddocks made more than £8,000 for South East and Central Mind with a charity golf day at Thorpe Hall.

The 18-year-old was Thorpe Hall’s cadet captain for 2023 and selected Mind as his chosen charity due to his links to former Southend United skipper Chris Barker.

Maximus was the Shrimpers mascot for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final against Crewe Alexandra at Wembley back in 2013 and took to the field alongside Barker.

Barker tragically took his own life at the start of 2020 and Maximus was keen to raise money in his memory.

Maximus’ mum Samantha said: “Maximus selected Mind as his chosen charity, greatly influenced by being a Southend United supporter as well as leading out Southend at the JPT Final at Wembley alongside Chris Barker.

“We hosted our Charity Golf Day in aid of Mind.

“This was sponsored by Emersons Electrical and with the support of their suppliers and clients together with the help of Thorpe Hall Golf Club we were able to raise a total amount of £8,050.”

Maximus is currently in his final year at Essex Golf College with his main focus on turning professional in the future.

But, until that time arrives, the youngster will be playing the amateur circuit participating in various World Amateur Golf Ranking events to progress his amateur status as well as playing in other high ranking golf tournaments across the UK, Northern Ireland and Europe.

And he needs help to make that happen.

Samantha added: “With the level of competitions that he will be entering in 2024 it comes at a cost covering entry fees, travel, accommodation, caddies, coaching and equipment. “Maximus is always looking for any potential sponsors be part of this journey as we feel he is a good role model and sportsman for any company brand.”

“We’d also like to thank Scott Withrington and Alistair Blowes from Emersons for their support.”

Anyone wish to discuss potential sponsorship should contact