Charities benefit from golf day

Richard House Children's Hospice and the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research are to benefit from funds raised during the West Ham United corporate golf day.

The latest boost to the two club charities has come from the £2,000 raised during the event organised and hosted by Tony Cottee at the London Golf Club in Kent. Throughout the season, there have been numerous public events with the full support of the players, coaching staff and everyone at the club in order to raise funds, and awareness, for two worthy causes. Check out WHUTV now to see highlights from the day along with the thoughts of assistant manager Mervyn Day.


West Ham United players past and present took part, with the former Hammers including Julian Dicks, Tony Gale, John Moncur, Steve Lomas and Stuart Slater. Of the current first-team, Jimmy Walker, Robert Green, James Tomkins, Lucas Neill, Jack Collison, Mark Noble, Scott Parker and Dean Ashton all got involved, with the latter claiming the prize for Top Hammer. Moncur's team were the overall winners with Walker's group finishing in second place.

"It was great to see so many current and former players turning out on the day and mixing with our guests," Cottee said. "I am so delighted with how it went and look forward to arranging another day next season." The two charities were also delighted to benefit from the event. Richard House PR coordinator Erin Seymour said: "The donation is a wonderful surprise. This is essential to the ongoing maintenance of the hospice which provides vital care for children in and around east London."


Dean Ashton and Mervyn Day