Northcliffe Golf Club's outgoing captain Trevor Loft handed a cheque for £2,559.43 to the MS Society following his year at the helm.

During his term as captain, Loft carried out a number of fundraising events. These included raffles; a nearest the pin challenge; sales of Christmas cards; charity collection boxes and an auction.

Loft said: “I chose the MS Society for my charity, as my wife Hope Loft has the condition and we are very aware of the impact that it can have on people’s lives.

"The money that Northcliffe has raised will go towards research to support the improvement of treatments and eventually a cure."

Simon Moran, area fundraiser at the MS Society, said: “We’re very grateful to Trevor for selecting the MS Society as the Northcliffe Golf Club’s chosen charity for 2017/18.

"With more than 100,000 people living with MS in the UK, the club’s generous donation means we’re able to fund exciting MS research to find more – and better – treatments for everyone.”

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. It is caused when the immune system attacks the nervous system.

MS has lots of different symptoms and most people will not experience them all, certainly not at the same time. Symptoms might include fatigue, vision problems or difficulties with walking.

Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS, with diagnosis often happening between the ages of 20 and 40.

Since 1956, the equivalent of £155 million in today's money has been invested into research. The MS Society will continue to fund world-class research until a cure has been found and people with MS have the treatments and services they need.

You can visit to find out more about the condition and the work that the society does.