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 cystic fibrosis.

An additional 50 people also attended 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, barbecue and a raffle.

“We were very fortunate to have received some great prizes from local businesses that were so kind with their donations.

“We also had a Saints football shirt signed by all the players which raised £350 at auction.”