GOLFERS did battle over 18 holes at Cumberwell Park in Bradford on Avon for a charity match in aid of Wiltshire Mind.

A total of eight teams took part in the golf day on Thursday, which was organised by Trowbridge Mayor Deborah Halik.

After deputy chief executive of Trowbridge Town Council, Bill Austin, and his team won the event, those who took part then enjoyed a dinner, a charity auction and then a speech from former Team GB Paralympian Rachel Bown.

The Mayor was delighted to reveal that upwards of £1,500 was raised from the successful event, which was postponed due to the heavy snow back in March.

“It was a brilliant day and I am so happy that we raised this much for a wonderful cause,” she said.

“It was a bit muddy but thankfully the rain held off. I am not much of a golfer but I had a short go but the rest of the teams had a great time.

“The auction went down well and it was incredible to listen to Rachel about her story.

“I want to thank everyone who made this possible, including McCarthy and Stone for sponsporing the prizes.

“There were some great prizes in the auction. Congratulations to Bill and his team too.”

Hayley Bell, of Trowbridge Town Council, added: “I want to thank Craig Bell for sorting out the prizes on the auction, he was fantastic.”