A TEWKESBURY golf club captain and a Sue Ryder nurse have teed off for a special fundraising event.

Neil Annis, a Nurse at Sue Ryder’s Leckhampton Hospice, near Cheltenham, and Barry Jenkins, captain of Puckrup Golf Club in Tewkesbury, are attempting to play 72 holes- four rounds - of golf in one day, to raise money for the healthcare charity.

The pair teed off for the first time at 4.30am today at Puckrup Golf Club and expect to finish time at about 8.30pm this evening.

Mr Annis said; “I have worked at the hospice for five years now, and I feel like it’s nice to give something back.

"I think that if you’re trying to raise funds it’s good to set yourself a proper challenge, and try to do something that is difficult. If you see me in the hospice after the event – I suspect I will be the one struggling to walk.”

Barry Jenkins, Puckrup Golf Club Captain, added: “Both of my parents, now deceased, suffered with cancer and my father was supported by a local hospice in Cheshire.

"This fact made it simple for me to choose Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court as my charity for the year.”

People can make a donation to mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/barryjenkins1.