Seascale Golf Club has raised thousands of pounds for charities and the club’s junior golfers this year.

Money raised throughout the year is handed out annually to worthy causes selected by the captains, with lady captain Christine Fawcett and club captain Tom Oliver nominating Hospice at Home West Cumbria, Lewy Body Dementia and the club’s junior section to receive donations from the club this time.

At a reception held at the club, a cheque was presented to Hospice at Home for £5,268.30 which, together with a presentation to the charity in the summer of £1,500, means a total of £6,768.00 has been donated to the charity this year to help it carry on its good work.

A cheque for £1,000 was given to Lewy Body Dementia Society, which has a personal connection for Oliver, and £700 was put into the junior section’s funds to help provide tuition and support to young people who want to start playing golf or improve their skills.

Fawcett said: “Hospice at Home West Cumbria do a fantastic amount for the local community and we are delighted to hand over this cheque.

“Many thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last year and we are delighted with the amounts handed over to all the charities.”

Oliver added: “I was invested as captain of the club on November 29 last year.

“On the same day, my former wife, then living in France, died as a result of respiratory complications directly arising from Lewy Body dementia which she contracted some years before.

“It was my wish, following consultation with my daughters, that the captains’ charity should allocate money to Lewy Body Dementia in Anne’s memory.

“I am proud to donate £1,000 to this worthwhile cause.”