Charity golf tournament raises £2,000

A charity golf tournament held in memory of a Kings Langley man who died suddenly, raised £2,300 at the weekend.

The eighth annual tournament took place on Saturday to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), in memory of Howard Jennings from Kings Langley.

Howard died suddenly, without warning, in 1996 from a genetic heart condition, leaving behind two young sons.

Keeley Ashley, Mr Jennings’s sister, organised the annual tournament.

She said: “I am really pleased that Saturday was such a success.

“My involvement with CRY has helped me to come to terms with the loss of my brother.

“I am keen to support CRY in order to raise awareness of these conditions in the hope that other young people will not die, and other families will not have to deal with the loss of a child at such a young age.”

The tournament, held at Little Hay Gold Complex in Hemel Hempstead, attracted 64 players in total.

The winner was David Anderson, second was Lee Scarborough and third David Chambers.

The ladies’ medal was won by Roxanne Masters, the longest drive was won by James Ross and nearest the pin by Terry Lee.

The charity CRY focuses heavily on raising awareness of heart conditions in young people.

It carries out research and offers counselling to bereaved families.