The sun joined hundreds of golf balls to blaze down on a Warwickshire golf club in a spectacular Helidrop competition which saw the balls dropped over the grounds to raise money for the NSPCC.
Charity fundraising on the day raised in excess of £9,500, with the NSPCC organising the competition at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club in Stoneleigh as part of other activities on the day to boost donations.
Golf balls were purchased by visitors for £5 which were then dropped by a helicopter 200ft above ground, with a prize offered to the player whose ball landed closest to the hole.
Over 600 were purchased by visitors and the winning ball, at less than one metre from the hole, won its owner an exclusive hospitality package for two at the Ricoh Arena. Prizes were donated by Jaguar Land Rover, Wasps, CCFC and the Ricoh Arena Hotel.
The Helidrop gathered a substantial £3,100 of the day’s total of £9,655 for the children’s charity, with all proceeds donated to Boole House, the NSPCC’s Service Centre in Coventry.