A CHARITY golf day will be held at the end of the month in memory of a former Nova Hreod PE teacher.

Iain Perkins died suddenly in April last year, much to the shock of parents, pupils, staff and close family members.

He had taught at the school for 38 years but also enjoyed playing golf in retirement amongst many other interests. His wife Jill continues to work in a primary school.

Now, a year on to mark the death of the popular teacher, many of Iain's friends have organised a charity golf day on April 21 from 10am to commemorate his life but also raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The event will be held at South Cerney Golf Course and while places to take part are full, organisers hope that former friends and colleagues still donate to charity in Iain's memory.

Clive Lewington said: "The response to the event has been fantastic and is in itself a great tribute to Iain. A total of 104 players have entered and the organisers have now had to close the event to further applicants.

"Putting and Boule competitions will also take place on the day to further add to the event and a raffle and an Auction of Promises will also add significantly to the fund raising on the day."

Iain played rugby for Cirencester for many years and was well-known amongst the local rugby community in the county.

Players from all of the clubs in the area will turn out in force to the event as well as his friends from his home village of Wanborough to the event.

Anyone unable to attend can donate online by visiting, giftofhope.bhf.org.uk/In-Memory/Iain-Perkins.

To look at the raffle prizes up for grabs and to stay updated on the event, visit www.facebook.com/Iain-Perkins-Memorial-Charity-Golf-Fundraiser-2010819409145167