Kind-hearted golfers were on tee at a St Helens Club for a fund-raising day in memory of a tragic young sepsis victim.
The event to remember 12-year-old Lucy Davies at Berrington Hall Golf Club in Rainford raised £2,115 for ward 84 at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The day has been run each year by Lucy’s father Chris, who was born in St Helens and now lives on the Wirral, since her shock death in July 2014 while she was in remission following a battle with leukaemia.
Chris thanked everyone who had taken to the course to help raise the impressive final total and said he hoped to pull out all the stops for next year’s fifth-anniversary edition.
He said: “It was a fantastic day and we managed to raise a staggering £2,115. All the money raised is going directly to ward 84 where they look after lots of special children like Lucy every day.
“Next year is the fifth event and I want to make it bigger and better.
“Thanks to all my family, friends, colleagues and companies for their support and especially to Lucy’s mum Suzanne and her colleagues at Warrington Sainsbury’s for decorating the venue and helping in the lead-up and on the day.”
The Lucy Martha Davies Trophy was awarded to overall winner Gary Passant, who beat Nick Childs by just one point, with Craig Moores a further point behind in third.
The team from the Sainsbury’s warehouse in Haydock took the team prize ahead of their colleagues from the supermarket’s East Prescot Road store.
There were also competitions for the shot nearest the pin and the longest drive.
Lucy was rushed into hospital for an operation to stem a bleed on her brain in 2012 and was diagnosed with leukaemia before undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments.
Her former primary school in Wigan last year opened a memorial garden with St Helens rugby league star James Roby attending.
Preparations are already under way for the 2017 memorial golf day and anyone wanting to register an interest should email LMDgolfday@gmail.com