Golfers teed off on Friday morning at Cumberwell Park to raise money for the Lillia Calthrop Tribute Fund.

Some 40 players attended the 18-hole team event which raised around £5,000 for the fund to support the Paedia-tric Intensive Care Unit at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital and the Wiltshire Ambulance.

The event, which started at 11am, was organised by Gavin and Claire Calthrop as a tribute to their daughter Lillia, who died in March 2007 at just three weeks old. She was born with a rare incurable lung disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia.

Mr Calthrop, from Chippenham, said: “Pretty soon after our beautiful Lillia passed away we wanted to set up a fund to help support those who helped her during her short life.”

The golf day was the fifth annual event the fund has held at the club, which have raised around £17,000.

Mr Calthrop said: “This year we are hoping to purchase a syringe pump for the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, which is a vital to administer drugs to babies and children following surgery or for pain relief. The hospital and Wiltshire Air Ambulance were fantastic so we wanted to say thank you.”

Throughout the event there was a silent auction, a raffle and a heads-and-tails competition.

The event was rounded off with a dinner.

The golf day is the fund’s major annual ev ent, but a variety of smaller events are also held throughthe year.

Ali James, of Cumberwell Park, said: “We are always very keen to support charity events and the Lillia Calthrop Fund is a fantastic cause.

“We are very pleased to see so many people at the club supporting the event.”