A GOLF tournament is being launched by a West Wales health board.
Hywel Dda Health Charities has signed up clubs from across its three counties to take part in its inaugural charity tournament.
Clubs across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire will be holding qualifying rounds throughout September with a grand final being held at the prestigious 100-year-old Ashburnham Golf Club, Burry Port, on Friday, October 10.
There will be ten golf clubs participating in the qualifying rounds Ashburnham, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glyn Abbey, Garnant Park, Glynhir, Milford Haven, Newport Links and Tenby.
Former Wales wing Shane Williams, is pleased to be supporting the events.
He said: "Most people don’t know that hospital charities exist let alone the importance of the work they do.
"The NHS in Wales can only provide a limited amount of resources and this is where hospital charities come in.
"Hywel Dda Health Charities doesn’t replace NHS funding but uses donations received from patients, their families and local communities to improve services for the benefit of the thousands of people cared for each year in our local communities."
Claire Rumble, fundraising officer for Hywel Dda Health Charities, added: "We are extremely grateful to the participating clubs for hosting qualifying rounds and helping us to raise vital funds for local healthcare.
"All proceeds from the tournament will benefit our Charity of the Year which is due to be announced in September."
For details of the qualifying rounds please contact the fundraising team on 01267 239815.