GOLFERS will get together for a good cause once again next month.

The annual Charity Ball Golf Day returns to Broome Manor on Friday March 8 at 8am.

The event aims to boost the fundraising total for this year's Charity Ball by hosting a day of friendly competitive golf at the manor.

A buffet dinner and a prizegiving ceremony at the nearby Marriott hotel will end the day in style.

Prizes will be awarded for highest points, longest drive and nearest the pin

This year, the Charity Ball is being held to raise money for the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal.

Tim Hanley is the fromer chariman of the Charity Ball committee and is now in charge of organising the golf day.

He was really looking forward to the day.

He said: "It's a nice little social event.

"We have 10 to 15 teams and some are the same every year, so it gets quite competitive.

"There's 27 holes of golf, then everyone goes to the Marriott for a presentation, a raffle, then some entertainment and socialising.

"This event raises a couple thousand pounds extra for charity every year, we really enjoy it, it's good fun."

There are still a couple of spaces available if any generous golfers want to take part.

For more information, email Tim on

The Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal is a popular local cause which is fundraising for important clinical equipment in the new mulit-million pound radiotherapy satellite centre which is to be built at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

At the moment, around 700 patients a year make the 70 mile round-trip journey to the Churchill Hospital in Oxford for radiotherapy.

The new centre will allow poorly patients to be treated closer to home and make a huge difference to hundreds of lives.

More than £2 million has already been raised for the project.