GOLF: Coronavirus restrictions failed to halt an amazing fundraising effort at Ryston Park Golf Club.

Club captain Richard Taylor suffered a heart attack in August 2019 and, after many visits to Royal Papworth Hospital, had eight stents and a heart monitor fitted. He thanked the paramedics who attended the emergency call and the surgeon and staff at Papworth.

When elected as captain in February this year, he declared his chosen charity as the British Heart Foundation and set about boosting their funds.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, many functions and dinners had to be cancelled so all the money raised came from sponsorship, donations and entrance fees to his Captain’s Two Day Weekend. Helped by sponsorship, almost £1,000 worth of prices were handed out and £600 donated to the club, which left £3,005 for the British Heart Foundation.

Taylor thanked sponsors Quay Finance, Greenyard, A1 Signs, V&J Clothing and R&L Engineering for their donations, club members who played in the competition, auctioneer Richard Johnson, Classic Catering for the halfway house and his wife Pam for the organisation throughout the year.