The Rotary Club of Cober Valley’s annual charity golf day was a huge success, leading to a cheque being presented last Wednesday for £3,000 to the Sunrise Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

The money was raised through sponsorship, team entries and a game of bingo at the golf day in April.

A total of 18 teams from local businesses, the Rotary Club and the golf clubs competed in the event, with first place going to a team from Specsavers made up of Jon Eva, Jon Goodridge, James Wildy and Dave Johnson.

The Sunrise Centre provides both inpatient and outpatient services and radiotherapy for the southwest peninsula. The department contains state of the art equipment, provided by the NHS, and is actively involved in clinical research to improve treatment options in the fight against cancer.

The money donated will go towards gaining equipment to make these treatments far more accurate.

Caroline Hemsworth, secretary of Cober Valley Rotary, said: “We’re just really pleased.

“It’s great that we can help them. Hopefully it will make a lot more people’s treatments successful.”

On why they chose the Sunrise Centre to donate to, Hemsworth said that president Ian Munday’s daughter Stephanie Shelverton works in the department, which meant the group gained more insight into what was really needed.

“We have been shown around to look at the equipment and it made us all realise just how important it is,” she added.