AFTER a very successful year raising funds for Julia's House Hospice Paul Lye, captain at Chippenham Golf Club, has stepped down from his post and handed over a cheque for over £6,000.

"I am chuffed to pieces with the amount of money we have been able to raise,” Mr Lye said, adding: "Julia’s House is very close to my heart.

"I have supported Julia’s House for many years and the good work that they do for children in our county. Julia’s House is a children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire. It is without doubt that the work they do is totally understated.

"For me it was the most obvious choice for my charity this year."

Paul handed over a cheque for £6,026.80 at last Friday’s Annual Prize Giving Evening at Chippenham Golf Club. The evening was supported by over 90 people.

Two other charities have also received cheques following fundraising activities by other sections of the golf club.

A cheque for £2,285.00 was handed to a spokesman from Prostate Cancer from Senior’s Captain Dave Thomson and Ladies Captain Jackie McLaughlin presented Kate Tompkins of Dorothy House with a cheque for £2,436.38 at the Ladies Annual AGM earlier in the month.

The money has been raised at golfing events traditionally held during their year as Captains, such as the Captain’s Drive-In which is the first official duty and welcome, the Captain’s Away Day, Captain’s Day and Captain’s Swansong, a ladies fashion show and bring and buy. All assist with raising funds but the biggest events that show a great turnout are the social evenings such as quiz nights and poker nights.