AN ARMED FORCES charity has thanked Abergele Golf Club for their fundraising efforts this year, as they collected more than £2,000.

Help For Heroes, who provide support to wounded or injured veterans and their families, recently showed their gratitude to the golf club's members for their kindness.

John Brookes, Abergele Golf Club captain, said he nominated Help for Heroes as the charity to receive the proceeds of the club’s annual challenge because friends, family and neighbours have served in the military and he “felt it was a good cause, worth supporting.”

John, 77, has been a member of the club since 1995. Despite difficult weather conditions when the event took place in March, he and several other club members and visitors participated and raised more than £2,000 for Help for Heroes.

Players paid £20 each to take part in the competition with an auction, raffle and evening entertainment at the clubhouse.

£500 of match funding from HSBC, Prestatyn was arranged by Mrs Linda Thomas. Jon Bradley of Alison Bradley Galleries donated a limited-edition print of his wife’s artwork which was auctioned raising £110 towards the fundraising total.

In Wales, Help for Heroes has a dedicated team providing holistic support to men and women whose military careers have been cut short due to illness or injury.

Recovery Manager Shelley Elgin says: “Help for Heroes relies on the generosity of the public to support our work and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who takes time to volunteer to collect for us, hosts a sponsored event or activity to raise vital funds.

"The men and women of Abergele Golf Club have gone above and beyond in raising an impressive total for our vital work, ensuring we can support injured or ill veterans now and in the future."