AN impressive £50,000 has been raised at Thorpe Hall Golf Club’s annual Hattie’s Heroes Charity Day.

Hattie is Thorpe Hall member Matt Southgate’s niece and was treated for an extensive period at Great Ormond Street Hospital after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Southgate, who tied for sixth place at the 146th Open Championship last month, joined forces with fellow professional golfers Richard McEvoy, John Fryatt and John Andrews and set up the charity golf day.

The event, which is into its third year and has raised £150,000 in that time, also raised money for local charities HARP and Haven’s Hospice, as well as Great Ormond Street and the Elizabeth Foundation this year.

And McEvoy confirmed that it proved to be a hugely successful day.

McEvoy said: “It was the third year that we have held the event and it has raised roughly £50,000 each time.

“We try to make it better each year and this time we had 26 teams of four players in competition.

“It helped that the weather was nice and everyone had a great day.”

The golf was impressive and large sums of money were raised thanks to a successfully run all-day auction.

McEvoy added: “There was an all-day auction as well and we raised money for numerous charities, including the Elizabeth Foundation, which is close to my heart.

“Matt Southgate, John Fryatt, John Andrews and myself run the day and it is really enjoyable and fantastic to be a part of.

“But we couldn’t have done any of this without the support of the club and its members as well as everyone who continues to contribute very generously towards the auction.”