Henbury Golf Club have raised more than £18,000 for new electric recliner chairs for Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.

The new chairs, which are now in use, have replaced manual chairs which were hard for elderly and sick patients to manage.

Club Captain Crispin Bradley chose the charity for his 2017-18 season after having personal experience of the Haematology Unit.

He said: “Many people who were part of the fundraising had experiences of the Haematology Unit, either directly or indirectly, so were keen to be involved.

 “Overall, it has been a fantastic experience and one that I really hope makes a difference to the haematology patients for many years to come.”

The club raised the mammoth amount by hosting a number of events – including a barbeque, eighties disco and a casino night.

They also held the Captain’s Charity Golf Day in August, when prizes at the auction included a signed portrait of Tiger Woods, tickets to see Andy Murray play and a week in Tenerife.

Lydia McGivern, community fundraising officer for Above & Beyond, said: “I want to say a huge thank you to Crispin and the rest of the golfers at Henbury Golf Club.

“The events they put on were amazing and they raised an incredible amount for Bristol's hospitals.

“Without their support and hard-work we couldn’t have bought these chairs which will make a major difference to patient care at BHOC.”

Anyone interested in fundraising can contact Lydia on [email protected].