Chorleywood golfers swung into action and raised more than £1,000 for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC), which supports people affected by cancer, at a charity event last week.

Last Friday's event at Chorleywood Golf Club, in Common Road, attracted 36 golfers who played 18 holes before having lunch.

The club has been raising money for the LJMC, based at Mount Vernon Hospital, in Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, throughout the year.

The club’s lady captain, Jane Bowler, has chosen the centre as her special charity.

She said: "I particularly wanted to support a local charity. I’ve heard nothing but good things from people who have used the LJMC’s services so it was an easy choice really. The money we raise this year will go directly towards the care of people who are going through a tough time."

Rosemary Lucey, head of the LJMC, said: "We are extremely grateful to Chorleywood Golf Club for their support. It means a great deal to us when a local group chooses to raise money for the centre like this. It’s also been a lot of fun which is exactly how fundraising should be."

There were individual and team events on the day and all the money raised will go directly towards the LJMC’s services, which includes a drop-in centre, counselling and complimentary therapies.