A BASINGSTOKE company held a fundraising golf day earlier this month - raising over £5,000 in aid Basingstoke NeighbourCare.

Champion Group, based on Roentgen Road, welcomed 72 friends and industry colleagues to Sandford Springs in Kingsclere on Thursday October 15 for their third annual charity golf day.

The weather was kind to them and they enjoyed one of the local area’s best courses in sunny conditions.

The winners were Oakley Windows who narrowly saw off the challenge of local planning consultants, Bell Cornwell.

Andy Jackson, of Champion said: “Lots of pre-planning went into making sure that we could host such an event whilst maintaining adherence with all current guidelines. We were ably supported by all the staff at Sandford in achieving this.

"Most importantly, thanks to the generosity of all our players, we topped up the charity pot on the day with over £1,300 from the raffle which is fantastic. We were also supported by several local companies: HR that Helps, Pennyhill Timber, Buildbase Basingstoke and Cotton Graphics and many more.”

“We are delighted to announce that the final total to go towards our annual fundraising for Basingstoke NeighbourCare was £5,055.”

Peter Robson, trustee at the charity said: “We are delighted that Champion Group are supporting us and raised such an amazing amount.”

Basingstoke NeighbourCare provides accompanied transport for elderly and limited mobility people and also befriending.

They are currently looking for more drivers, a few hours a week would help.

For more information, email: info@neighbourcare.com.