“I would like to thank all that were involved in making the day go ahead without a hitch – particularly our golfers who took the time out of their busy schedules to support our wonderful charity.”  - John Munro, CEO Wessex Heartbeat

A former Premier League footballer has joined forces with a leading Hampshire heart charity - raising £3,500 for the region’s cardiac patients. 

Tony Gale, who played for Fulham and West Ham, joined Wessex Heartbeat to play a socially distanced match with several well-known faces of some of top businesses. 

Held at the Romsey Golf Course, those teeing off alongside Tony included Steve Brookwell from AFC Totton FC, Mark Lane from Donna Italia Pizza and Danny Imray from DNA Insurance. 

Proceeds from the event, along with money raised from an exciting post-match rafflewill be put towards helping the heart charity’s ongoing projects, as well as towards its recently reopened Heartbeat House – a home away from home for cardiac patients and their families. 

“Wessex Heartbeat’s golf days are a key highlight in the calendar, but with the ongoing pandemic we have had to scale down our events, making fundraising all the more difficult. However, the support from the Romsey Golf Day has been phenomenal and we are over the moon at how much money was raised."

AFC Totton’s Steve Brookwell led the winning team to golfing victory and was presented with the winning prizes by John.  

With more charity golf days on the horizon, it has been announced that the annual golf day at Remedy Oak Golf Club in Verwood, Dorset will now be held on 4th May 2021.