A ROMSEY golf day raises more than £7,500 for charity.

This is the fourth time that Trevor Witt and his son Stephen Paul have run the event at Ampfield Golf Club in memory of Trevor's son Michael who died when he was 33.

More than 100 golfers attended the event that included numerous golf matches as well as a raffle.

The money raised will be split between three charities, but it will primarily go to North Baddesley Surgery where there is an advice room in memory of Michael, who took his own life in 1998.

The remaining money will be split between Southampton mind, a mental health charity, and Sophie's House in Bursledon, a therapy clinic for children with special needs.

Trevor, 80, said: "This is the fourth time we have run the golf day since my son has died and honestly this one has been the most successful yet.

"So many people, including many of Michaels friends came out to support the event.

"It was such a success."

"This is the last golf event that myself and my son Stephen will be running because it takes up a lot of time and there is so much to organise, but I'm so glad to say that we have gone out on a high."

"My son Michele suffered from manic depression from a young age. People need to speak more about their mental health as so many people suffer.

" There aren't enough places for people with depression and other mental health illness to go and get help.

" Southampton Mind do a fantastic job and that's why I wanted to help them.

"We all need to do more and talk more about mental health."