GOLFERS of all abilities raised more than £8,000 for charities last month.

An annual charity golf day, organised by Salisbury businesses, took place in September for its third year, and 21 teams competed in the day of golfing fun.

The event at Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Course raised around £8,200 for charities including Stars Appeal, Salisbury Hospice, Salisbury and Wilton Rotary Clubs, Teddies for Loving Care and Royal British Legion.

Derek Gibbens, an organiser from Emery Little Financial Services, said the day was "great fun" and fulfilled their ethos of "local businesses supporting local charities", adding: "We are very pleased with what was raised - it was a fantastic effort with fantastic support."

The winning team of the tournament was Kennet Electrical, but fun was had by all who took part, as well as enjoying refreshments, an auction and a raffle.

Organisers of the event included Emery-Little, Bassets, ReQuire Recruitment and Executive Connections / Value Cars.