A GOLF club is helping to drive a cure for brain tumours through a year of fundraising activity.

Members of Darlington Golf Club supporting the Brain Tumour Research charity following the death of Paul Richardson, husband of the club’s Lady Captain Jill Richardson.

The 45-year-old was believed to have chronic fatigue but when he deteriorated further, he was sent to Darlington Memorial Hospital for further tests.

A CT scan identified that he had a brain tumour, the same disease which killed his dad 13 years previously

Events will be held throughout the year in his memory, including a fashion show, sponsored skydive and a hat-themed competition in support of the charity’s annual Wear A Hat Day event.

Mrs Richardson said: I’m delighted to announce Brain Tumour Research as my charity of the year

“Funding research into brain tumours is a cause close to my heart so I’m looking forward to supporting the charity over the next 12 months.

“Losing my husband to the disease opened my eyes to how devastating brain tumours are.

"I hope our year of fundraising and raising awareness can help."