A GOLF club has rallied around a hospice and helped raise hundreds of pounds for the charity which runs it.

Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club has handed over £810 to the J’s Hospice in Witham after it hosted a special competition last month.

A mix of members from the Rivenhall ladies’ and senior men’s sections, as well as players from other clubs, took part in the contest, which took place on Wednesday, August 21.

With players making a donation to enter the competition, further funding was raised through a cake sale and a raffle, with prizes ranging from a hamper to a free lunch at Prested Hall.

Club member Maureen Williams said: “The work of the J’s Hospice’s nurses is such a worthwhile cause that the ladies’ section decided to support them by organising this golf day.

“A very sincere thank you to Bill Chapman, the events team who provided an excellent meal, all the golfers that attended and the helpers for the halfway break who generously helped us to raise £810.”

The J’s Hospice provides community care for people aged 16-40 suffering with life-limiting conditions.