SEASONED and first-time players will come together next month to remember Brian Leek, who was a member at South Bradford Golf Club for over 40 years.

Brian died following a stroke and a heart attack five years ago, but the club and his family have worked together to honour his memory every year since, with the Brian Leek Memorial Trophy, which this year takes place on Saturday, August 5 (3pm).

The event pairs golfers and non-golfers for nine holes before a variety of fund-raising activities take place at 6pm, including raffles and auctions, from which all money raised will go to the Stroke Association.

And with donations coming from many high-profile sources – including 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett – Brian's daughter Alyson Hardaker is delighted with the event's continued success.

"We are delighted that this year we have had fabulous donations from external organisations," she said, with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Huddersfield Town and Leeds snooker player David Grace among those who have made contributions.

She continued: "So many people have helped us year on year to make this event even more successful.

"My dad would be so proud that this event takes place every year in his memory."

The efforts of Brian's family have made the event an important date for the golf club, with social secretary Nick Burch describing it as a "very popular event – one which has become an annual fixture in the club's calendar."

Alyson herself provides the first prize in the raffle – a week's stay in her luxury studio apartment in Cape Verde – while Brian's youngest grandson, Joe Hardaker, competes in the event and is a previous winner.

And the family are encouraging people to come along and enjoy the day.

"Anyone wishing to take part, come along to the social event in the evening or donate a raffle prize," said Alyson, who can be contacted on 07890-568662.

Any golfers or non-golfers wishing to take part in the competition should contact Joe Hardaker on 07802-532622.