A GOLF club has raised thousands of pounds in support of a charity fighting a rare disease. 

The Colne Valley Golf Club presented a cheque of £6,390 to this year’s Captain’s Charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

Established in 1991, the golf club offers a picturesque course along the River Colne with an idyllic setting for the sport, weddings and events at the modern clubhouse. 

The club’s members contributed in various ways to raise the sum which will go towards helping supply equipment aids and paying for beneficial treatments like reflexology. 

A spokesman of the club said: “The money was raised with members participating in various competitions throughout the year ranging from a swim in the North Sea to fines for their golf balls finding their way into the ballast hole from the 11th tee, with numerous other activities interwoven in the year’s diary.   

“MNDA is very near to the heart of all at Colne Valley Golf Club as a valued member of staff is currently battling the disease.

"MNDA has proved very supportive of his needs for which Colne Valley Golf Club thanks the charity sincerely.” 

Motor neurone disease is a name for a group of diseases affecting the nerves and leading to their degeneration.