A GOLF club has raised thousands of pounds for a Poole based hospice charity.

Knighton Heath Golf Club raised £6,182 at the golf day it had arranged and hosted in support of Forest Holme Hospice.

A total of 34 teams hit the course for a day packed with fun and excitement, culminating with a 19th hole celebration featuring prize giving, auctions, and a raffle.

Knighton Heath’s general manager, Kevin Eden, and functions and events coordinator, Denise Bennett, then both visited the hospice to present a cheque to corporate and community fundraiser, Kirsty Perks.

The funds will be put towards enhancing Forest Holme’s provision of palliative and end-of life-care and support across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck.

Kirsty said: “We want to say a huge thanks to Sean Keen, Club Captain, and Grace Burke, ladies club captain, for choosing Forest Holme as their charity, as well as to the sponsors, players, and the incredible staff and volunteers whose hard work made this fantastic donation possible.

"Knighton Heath Golf Club are already in the planning stages for next year’s event.”