AN ANNUAL charity golf day has this year made a three-figure sum to help a Chirk AAA footballer and his partner closer to their fundraising target of £40,000.

More than 60 players entered the Chirk AAA Open Golf Day, held at Oswestry Golf Club, which helped to raise a total of £700.

The money is going towards the fundraising efforts of Chirk AAA forward Louie Middlehurst and his wife Harley.

The pair are hoping to raise £40,000 to raise money for Harley to have life-changing surgery after battling with thoracic endometriosis.

In previous years, the money raised from the event has been used to insure Chirk AAA players for the season, however, a decision was made to raise the money for Harley’s fund instead this year.

Tournament organiser Ian Evans was keen to thank everyone for their efforts and for taking part on the day.

He said: “Chirk Service Station were again the sponsors of the event, and everyone involved would like to thank Paul Rogers and his team for their continued support.

“I would also like to give thanks to everyone who took part, Oswestry Golf Club, official starter Colin Heyward and those who helped to sponsor prizes.

“In all, the event raised a fantastic £700 to go towards Harley’s fund.”

As for the event itself, the winners on the day were Pete Grimley and Pete Denham of Henlle Park Golf Club.

They claimed the top prize by finishing on a score of 44 points, beating the pairing of Gareth Huxley and Paul Jones by one point.

In third was the pairing of Anthony Dolman and Oswestry Golf Club’s vice-captain Jason Harris with 42 points.

Louie and Harley extended their thanks to everyone who took part and helped to raise the money on the day.

So far, Louie and Harley have raised almost half of their target on the GoFundMe page which has been set up.

Anyone wishing to donate money to Harley’s fund can do so by visiting