A GOLF club has raised more than £12,000 from its year of charity events for a cancer support centre.

The team at Romsey Cancer Support Centre, Jane Scarth House were “blown away” when they received their largest-ever donation.

Members of Hockley Golf Club, near Winchester, raised £12,709.27 through open events, auctions, raffles, Captains Day, Lady Captains Day, donations from members and much more.

A cheque was presented to Rachel Tucker, centre manager of Jane Scarth House, at the club near Twyford.

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She said: “I am completely blown away by the generosity of the members of Hockley Golf Club who have raised this incredible amount of money for Jane Scarth House.

“I had no idea that they had raised this much money for us, it is the largest donation that we have ever received. This donation will make an enormous impact on us and the services that we offer (all are free of charge).

“As an independent charity, we receive no government or NHS funding but rely on the income from our charity shop Jane’s, donations and grants to enable us to help anyone who has been affected by cancer.

“We are so grateful to the team at Hockley Golf Club for arranging so many fundraising events and for raising this amazing donation, thank you.”

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Chris Kilgannon, club manager, said: “We are very proud to support this fantastic independent charity. The knowledge that the funds raised will directly assist and help many individuals and their families who are affected by cancer is humbling. We look forward to supporting Jane Scarth House over the next twelve months.”

The cancer support charity, in The Hundred, offers befriending, complementary therapies, counselling and courses and advice to people impacted by cancer.

The centre was founded in 1995 in memory of Romsey resident and mother of two, Jane Scarth, whose family remain closely involved with the charity.