The latest fund raising event for the Yorkshire committee of Variety, the Children’s Charity, a Golf Challenge, proved to be a big hit with those taking part and raised £25,000 which will make a big difference to the lives of children and young people who sick, disabled or disadvantaged across the region.

The event attracted teams from across Yorkshire, who successfully completed 54 holes within 12 hours, at three of Yorkshire’s great courses – Moortown, Alwoodley and Moor Allerton.

Sporting celebrities taking part in the golf challenge included former Leeds United goalkeeper, Nigel Martyn, and former Bradford City footballer, Dean Windass.

Following his team’s success in second place, Nigel Martyn said:

“Feeling a little tired and the lower back is in bits, but well worth it. Well done to everyone atVariety Yorkshire and to my team, Wayne and Andy!”

The overall winning team was presented with the Nigel Scott trophy in memory of the Yorkshire Evening Post business editor who was a great supporter of Variety.

Variety Yorkshire committee member David Share, said:

“Following on from the success of the inaugural golf challenge held last year, the event is now a regular fund raising fixture in our calendar.”

Ian Leach, chairman of Variety Yorkshire, added:

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported the event including our generous sponsors.”

Thank you to everyone who supported the day and congratulations to all of the teams on completion of an epic round of golf!