A golf club has raised nearly £20,000 for a Worcester-based Leukaemia charity.

Bransford Golf Club’s Craig Barry raised £17,073.27 throughout 2023 for charity Leukaemia Care, which is based in Blackpole.

The charity has been offering a helping hand to patients and their families for over fifty years.


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Club captain Mr Barry selected Leukaemia Care as his preferred charity after learning about a number of adults and children suffering from blood cancer, including a fellow golf club member who was diagnosed shortly before.

Throughout this year, he has arranged a range of events to raise the total.

One was a large auction held at the club, with a host of golf prizes up for grabs, which raised over £7,000.

Mr Barry said: "It seemed an obvious choice for me to pick Leukaemia Care for my charity of the year once I had the chance.

"I became aware of a number of people suffering from leukaemia, and being in a position to help raise money for a local charity who could help them this was the perfect choice.

"I am very touched by all the brilliant support I have received from my golf club members, our visitors, and local businesses in getting me to this total of over seventeen thousand pounds."

Further funds were added to the total from a Captain’s Day and a Family Fun Day, which allowed both golf club members and the wider community to donate to the cause.

Mr Barry additionally introduced a creative ‘charity hole’ concept, which encouraged golfers to donate if they failed to land their shot on a particular green.

Leukaemia Care’s in memory and legacy support officer Claire Merritt said: "We are very grateful for the amazing sum of money Craig and his fellow golf club members have raised for Leukaemia Care.

"They know from their friend who has leukaemia just how much this money means to us as a charity.

"It enables us to keep supporting patients, and their families, who are affected by blood cancer.

"It’s not an easy time to raise money so this will help us to continue to do invaluable work through the many services we offer."