A CAPTAIN at a local golf club has raised over £4,000 for a local charity after choosing them as his charity of the year.

Nigel Pickstock chose Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) and set out to raise as much money as possible for the cause during his 2022/2023 season as captain of Silkstone Golf Club.

A BIADS spokesperson said: “Even Nigel didn’t realise how much the members of Silkstone Golf Club would get behind him and support our fantastic charity.

"The amount raised was a complete surprise to Nigel and an absolute shock to BIADS, with a total of £4,531.14 being handed over.”

Nigel raised the money by organising various events throughout the year including golf competitions, raffles, team challenges and he even charged players a forfeit of £1 if they landed in the bunker on hole 17.