A GOLF day has ‘putt’ over £4,000 into the coffers of a charity which helps young people who have suffered a brain injury.

At its recent annual charity golf day, Broadacres raised £4,250 for Matrix Neurological, a Teesside-based charity set up in 2015 to provide practical therapy and support to young people and their families who are living with the effects of brain injury.

A total of 19 teams teed off for the event at the Rockliffe Hall Golf Club in Hurworth, Darlington.

Afterwards players sat down for a meal, raffle and sealed auction.

Alison Grainger, Broadacres’ finance director, said: “Our charity golf day is always a popular event in the calendar and this year was no exception.

“We would like to thank all the teams who entered, as well as those who provided raffle and auction prizes; without them this event would not be as successful as it is."

The cheque for £4,250 was collected by Jan Rock, the founder of Matrix Neurological. She set up the charity after her son Callum suffered a serious brain injury in 2010 after falling 70ft from the top of a cliff in Guisborough.

Jan gave up her work to help his recovery and Callum is now at university studying to be a physiotherapist.

She said: “Each year in the UK, 40,000 children are admitted to hospital with a serious brain injury and despite best efforts, there is a chronic lack of support for young people and their families.

“We set up Matrix Neurological to help children and young people with a brain injury, and to support their families through what is a very traumatic time.

“We are slowly starting to make a difference and donations like this one from Broadacres make such a difference to a charity like ours.”

More information on Matrix Neurological is available at; matrixneurological.org