A GOLF day for a children's cancer charity and grassroots football has raised over £13,000 for the two causes.

A charity golf day saw 27 teams face 18 holes at Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club on August 1 for Northallerton Town Juniors Football Club and the Children’s Cancer Care Trust in the name of eight-year-old Noah Truman, who plays for the club and is currently receiving treatment for leukaemia.

The event raised around £13,000 thanks to donations from Hughes Bros Construction various local businesses, who sponsored each of the holes.

Of this, £5,000 will go to the charity while the remainder stays with the club.

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"It was just a brilliant day right the way through," said Steve Burn, vice chair of Northallerton Juniors Football Club, who organised the Texas Scramble event.

"I thought it would be successful but nothing like it was. Everyone just embraced it, it was fantastic.

"To get this level of support in today's climate, with coronavirus, is unbelievable."

The grassroots football club has been blown away with the response, and are, as a result, planning on making the event an annual one.

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