A CHARITY that works to support young carers is set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of a Dorset golf club.

MYTIME Young Carers, which focuses is on assisting carers aged between five and 25, has been chosen by the captains at Dorset Golf & Country Club as their charity of the year.

The recently appointed club captain, John Ahern, lady captain, Sarah Jenkins, and seniors' captain, Andy Greene, along with junior vice captain, Vinny Whalley, welcomed the MYTIME team to the venue earlier this month to spectate the annual Captains' Drive-In competition.

Funders were raised for the charity in a sweepstake, with members guessing how far all hour captains would hit the ball. The winner of the competition was Mike Jenkins, father of the lady captain.

Mr Ahern said: “We are thrilled to have been sworn into our new positions at this week’s AGM, and to be supporting this fantastic Dorset charity.”

Ms Jenkins added: “We decided to choose MYTIME Young Carers Charity as our charity of the year after I read about them in the inflight magazine on a TUI Flight into Bournemouth Airport. MYTIME are a nominated charity of TUI. Their cause really appealed to me.

"Having had a very happy childhood myself, I felt moved to support the remarkable young carers on whose behalf MYTIME work. We are in total awe of all that these incredible young people do for their families.”

MYTIME’s chief executive Krista Sharp said: “We were so pleased to be contacted by John and Sarah and we’re so grateful for their support.

"It will be brilliant to have them and the incredibly active golfing community behind them on board over the coming 12 months.

"This will allow us to continue to provide essential support to young carers and young adult carers between the ages of five and 25, and to be able to offer them the opportunities and friendship that help to level the playing field.”