THE amount of money raised by an annual fundraising event which took place last month has been announced.

More than £1,500 was raised at the 22nd annual charity match between Chirk factories Mondelez and Kronospan.

Participants were delighted the contest could go ahead after a weekend of heavy rain prior to the event.

The fast-draining course at Oswestry Golf Club provided a stiff test to both teams as they began with four greensome matches in the morning.

Early scores saw Kronospan with a narrow lead after winning three of the four greensome contests.

Eight singles matches were to follow in the afternoon, with Mondelez needing five points out of the eight remaining to win. They gave themselves a glimmer of hope as they won two of the opening three singles fixtures.

Pete Jackson beat Kronospan’s Justin Jones, while Mondelez’s Julian Wright also won against opponent Lance Pearce.

With Kronospan still leading by one game following Lars Hughes’ win over Neil Jones, they looked to put the contest beyond any doubt, and stormed to five straight wins to put their name on the trophy.

Darryl Hopton beat Darren Ellis, Graham Wynn put them further ahead with a victory over Dave Evans, before Sam Price beat Graham Evans.

Mark Holmes beat Ian Evans before Clive Holgate secured the victory with a win over Matt Burford.

The 9-3 win for Kronospan gives them their first Max Evans Memorial Trophy in 10 years. The overall score in the annual competition is now Mondelez 11-9 Kronospan, with two draws.

Organiser Ian Evans said: “I would like to thank Mondelez, Kronospan, Krono Union, Fabwell UK, Oswestry Golf Club, Lance Pearce, Graham Wynn and all those who donated prizes for the raffle or bought tickets as we raised a fantastic £1,608 for Nightingale House in Wrexham.”