A GOLF day raised thousands of pounds for a specialist hospital department.

Held at Romsey Golf Club, 32 keen golfers attended the event to raise awareness of the Cystic Fibrosis.

An additional 50 people also came together for a disco, barbecue and raffle after the golfing event.

Organised by Simon Macdonald, the event raised £2,060 for Southampton General Hospital’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis team, where his wife Cheryl is receiving treatment after being diagnosed with the disease in 2010.

Simon said: “The reason I organised the event was to raise awareness of the disease.

“My wife, whom I married last year, is constantly in and out of hospital and is well looked after by the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Team. This was my way of saying thank you.

“It was a great success with 32 friends and family taking part in the charity golf competition held at Romsey Golf club and around an additional 50 people attending the evening disco, BBQ and raffle.

“We were very fortunate to have received some great prizes from local businesses that were so kind with their donations including a £250 voucher to spend at Colin Charles Photography, a return trip to Heathrow or Gatwick donated by Abbeytax and a Goodwood Aviation experience for 2 donated by Tesco social club.

“We also had a Southampton Football Shirt signed by all the players and which managed to raise £350 at auction.”

Local footballer Wayne Shaw, who gained folk stardom last season, also attended the event.