GOLFERS are being thanked for raising a record-breaking £40,000 at an annual charity fundraiser.

The thanks comes from The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust following the success of the annual Golf Day at The Mere at Knutsford.

A total of 29 teams, including five from supporters Bright Futures Care, had a great day of golfing, followed by a fun prize-giving dinner in the evening hosted by the man behind The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Mark Boler.

Events organiser at CAFT, Pippa Watton said: “This was such a fantastic day - the teams were in fine spirits and all enjoyed playing this beautiful course.

“We were blown away to raise a record-breaking amount this year, with profits ensuring we can provide free holidays at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, bringing fun and laughter to thousands of young children in need this year.

“We 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.”

Long-term supporters of the Adventure Farm, BACTA North West, were the event’s main sponsor and sent a team to play.

The corporate community came together to support the event, with companies paying £100 to become hole sponsors - including Peak Tuition, Frankland Tree Services, FBW Engineering, Insurewise, Techiheat and GMM Utilities.

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 fun competitions such as Nearest the Pin, On The Green In One and the Longest Drive.

There was also the opportunity to take on PGA Professionals in Beat the Pro – the winner of which (Adrian Alves) went away a lesson plus a round of golf with the Mere Golf Academy.

Mark Boler hosted the dinner, which included music from Jennie Sawdon, a raffle and auctions.

Auction highlights included a 10-ticket rugby package for Sale Sharks donated by CorpAcq, a signed first team shirt from Manchester United and a signed Raheem Sterling shirt from rivals Manchester City.