A bumper-sized cheque for £5,000 has been presented to a regional charity by members of Brean Golf Club.

Golf Club Captain Paul Jones handed over a cheque for just under £5,000 to his designated Captain’s Charity for the year, CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association) and the South West Cleft team.

The CLAPA Chairperson for the Bristol Branch, Michelle Bower, and the Cleft team’s Lead Nurse, Cathy Marsh received the cheque during the annual Brean Golf Club Presentation Night, held at the Tavern at Brean Leisure Park.

Th funds have been split equally between the two organisations and the decision to support this cause was made by Paul Jones after Brean’s Director of Golf Andrew March’s son, Logan, was born with the condition in late 2013.

Both CLAPA and the Cleft team intend to use the money to allow them to continue and enhance the various ways that they offer support to all people and families affected by Cleft.

The kind-hearted members have also raised just over another £1,000 during the year to fund the purchase of an AED Defibrillator for the golf clubhouse, which was purchased last June and now sits in place in the golf clubhouse should it ever be required.

The grand total raised during 2014 was therefore £5,914 and for a club of Brean’s size that is yet an amazing effort.

Andrew March said: “For a small club it has a tremendous heart – the membership continue to raise substantial amounts for charities year after year.”

“Obviously for me and my family, the Cleft Lip side is very close us and we appreciate the efforts shown to raise this money.”

Picture: From left to right Paul Jones (Club Captain 2014), Cathy Marsh (SW Cleft Team), Michelle Bower (CLAPA Bristol branch Chairperson) & Andrew March (PGA Professional/Director of Golf)