A St Austell golf club captain and his daughter, a junior golf club captain, have raised over £5,000 for Parkinson's UK.

Ross Facey, along with Genevieve, organised several events, including a Greenkeeper's Revenge competition, a raffle and a pub games evening.

The pair selected Parkinson’s UK, to support Mr Facey's father-in-law, and Ms Facey’s grandfather, Keith Napper.

Mr Napper, a lifelong golf enthusiast, was diagnosed with Parkinson's over three years ago.

Mr Facey said: "This was a cause really close to our hearts which meant we were able to put our heart and soul into organising some memorable events for our members whilst raising money and having a great time doing it."

Further expressing gratitude, he said: "The support of our family, friends, and the incredible membership at St Austell Golf Club has been truly humbling, and we are so grateful to them all."

Genevieve Facey, remembering her grandfather’s passion for golf, said: "Grandad recently turned 80 and up until a couple of years ago when his condition worsened was still able to play a few holes of golf.

"He used to love playing with dad, and me.

"We have shared some lovely memories on the golf course."

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She also recognised the advancements in research, hoping her contribution would help find a cure soon.

Parkinson’s UK, the largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research in Europe, has expressed their gratitude for the efforts.

Karen Safe, community fundraiser West Country, Parkinson’s UK, said: "We are so grateful to Ross and Genevieve for their fundraising efforts for Parkinson’s UK.

"Their support means we can respond to what our community needs right now."

Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, with around 153,000 people in the UK affected.

For more information about Parkinson’s UK, visit the official website via www.parkinsons.org.uk/.