A group of golfers have raised a tee-riffic £5,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity after holding its annual golf-day fundraiser.

The Pheasant Golf Society, based at the Pheasant Inn in Telford, rounded up its members, guests and sponsors for the day of sport, which took place at Telford Golf Club. Every year the society’s elected captain chooses a charity to support. For the last season, captain, Paul Mullinder, chose Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, in honour of his eight-year-old daughter, Ameliah, who has been cared for by the hospital’s cardiac team since she was born.

Throughout the season, the society holds fundraisers and raffles to raise money for various charities and this year even a few local pub-goers got involved by running marathons and braving head shaves. However, it’s always the golf-day the team look forward to the most.

On the day, around 24 players took part, each paying an entry fee. To top up the fundraising total, the golfers were made to put their hands in their pockets and pay a fine any time their ball landed in bunkers, plus other penalties. Their cash was collected in buckets and strapped to golf cart driven by society member, Cheryl Jones, who followed the players around the course, selling drinks and snacks. On seeing that the group was raising money for the Children’s Hospital, other players on the course bought drinks and made donations too.

After a successful game, the golfers all headed back to the Pheasant Inn, where they were joined by their families to enjoy a BBQ, raffle, face painting and bouncy castle, as well as live entertainment by local performers who gladly played for free. There, the donations were counted and Paul’s daughter, Ameliah, was given the honour of announcing the total to the group, who toasted to their success and celebrated the night away.

Cheryl Jones, Pheasant Golf Society committee member, said: “A lot of thought and planning goes into our golf days, and it shows, as they are always great fun, which means our members and their families have a great time and also give so freely.

“We’re absolutely over the moon with how much we raised for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity – it felt so personal to so many of us, especially having Amelia with us on the day.”

Miranda Williams, Head of Public Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “A Golf Day is such a good way to raise funds for charity, as it combines people’s love for the sport with their love for supporting a good cause. It sounds like the Pheasant Golf Society really know how to put the ‘fun’ into fundraising with their golf day and we’re so glad they had a great time!

“The incredible funds they raised will go on to support countless sick children, just like Ameliah.”