MILLINGTON-based children’s charity, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, has thanked its 'amazing' supporters for raising more than £30,000 a its 17th annual golf day, which was held at The Mere on May 16.

The final total was £7,000 more than the event raised in 2016.

Twenty five teams had a fantastic day of golfing at the prestigious club followed by a fun prizegiving dinner in the evening hosted by the Mere’s director of golf, Joe Gates.

Long term supporters of the Adventure Farm, BACTA, were the event’s main sponsors.

The day teed off with a lunch in the club before the teams took to the course for an afternoon of golf.

CAFT volunteers, including a team from Lloyds Banking Group, kept the golfers fed, watered and entertained throughout.

The golfers were kept entertained on the course by a number of fun competitions such as 'Nearest the Pin', 'On The Green In One' and the 'Longest Drive' (sponsored by Storage King Warrington).

There was also the opportunity to take on PGA Professionals in 'Beat the Pro' – the winner of which went away with a round of golf for foyr at the prestigious course.

Joe Gates hosted the dinner, which included music from Molly’s Chambers, a raffle and auctions.

Auction highlights included a signed and framed Justin Rose golf towel, Four Balls at several local courses and an exciting Land Rover Experience Day courtesy of Guy Salmon, who displayed their cars on the course along with Aston Martin’s from Stratstone Wilmslow.

Pippa Watton, events organiser at CAFT, said: “I have to say we were worried at the beginning of the day as the rain was coming down heavily, but when the sun came out half an hour before play we knew someone was looking after us and it was going to be a great day.

"We were blown away to discover that we raised £7,000 more than last year, and really can’t thank our sponsors and golfers enough for making this possible.

"We must say a huge thank you to our volunteers for helping the event to go so well, Lloyds Banking Group have been part of this event for several years now and I really don’t know what we’d do without them.

"The money raised will help us to provide life-changing holidays for countless terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children this year. A fantastic achievement for all concerned.”