Golfers at Silverstone Golf Club pitched into a charity day with gusto and helped raise a staggering £6,000.

Captain Simon Gregory was pleased as punch.

When I got up at 4am it was pouring with rain and I thought it wasn’t going to happen. But the weather gods were with us

"A few hours later, 132 people were eating bacon butties and at 10.15am there was a shotgun start for 18 holes. It went really well." 

A two-course meal followed, along with a prize-giving and auction.

The winning team were Alan Adams, Matt Sherrell, Lee Thompson and David Ward.

The top auction lot (a game of golf for four at Woburn Golf Club) fetched £440.

Simon chose to support Bowel & Cancer Research as a tribute to one of the Silverstone club’s members, Paul Sedgwick, who lost his battle with the disease in 2018, aged 56.

Paul’s widow Alison and daughter Emma joined the golfers in the afternoon. Fellow-golfers from Belton Woods hosted a Bowel & Cancer Research stand. 

Other charities who shared the £6,000 total were Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Leon Barwell Foundation.

Chief Executive of Bowel & Cancer Research Deborah Gilbert thanked Simon and his club members for their support.

Our aim is to ensure that no one should die of bowel cancer in future and we can only do that with the help of our amazing fundraisers