FORMER European Golf Champion and BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Andrew Murray is putting his swing behind a charity golf day that helps people in Chester and Ellesmere Port with life-changing head injuries.

The money raised during the sporting event will help fund vital social events and support groups for people who have a brain injury, their families and carers, including the charity’s monthly support meetings in Ellesmere Port, at Trinity Church, in Whitby Road.

Head Injured People (HIP) in Cheshire is holding the charity golf day on June 13 at Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club, Altrincham and all are welcome to enter.

Andrew will be there to give players a clinic on their short game and putting, as well as hosting the evening barbecue and prize presentation, while the golf day is being sponsored for the second year by solicitor firm Birchall Blackburn Law.

Andrew said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with local charities and HIP in Cheshire do fantastic work for people with life changing head injuries. It’ll be a great day of golf for a very good cause and I urge people to sign up and take part.”

Lisa Forbes, charity co-ordinator for HIP in Cheshire, added: “We had a brilliant response from Chester and Ellesmere Port’s golfers last year - and we need them again this year!

"The money we raise on the day goes directly to helping families devastated by a sudden brain injury. These include people within our community right here in Chester and Ellesmere Port who are often just forgotten and isolated.

"We can make a real difference to the quality of their lives with the money raised by our keen golfers.”

Quentin Underhill, partner and head of serious injury with Birchall Blackburn Law, said: “We’ve seen the difference HIP in Cheshire makes to the people we help after a catastrophic head injury.

"If the charity wasn’t here, hundreds of families and friends across Cheshire would be alone trying to cope with severe neurological conditions. We hope as many people as possible will play the golf day and make a huge difference at the same time.”

A sudden brain injury has many causes, such as an accident, stroke, tumour, infection or disease, and the consequences are complicated, unpredictable and unique to each person.

There can be severe cognitive, behavioural and physical changes that impact on the victim, family and friends.

HIP in Cheshire helps head injury survivors - their family, friends and carers - and aims to stop loneliness, isolation and improve quality of life. The Corporate Golf Day will be held on Thursday, June 13, with an 18-hole shot gun start followed by an evening barbecue, goody bag and prize-giving event with Andrew Murray.

There are also on-course sponsorship opportunities for the ‘Longest Drive’ and ‘Nearest the Pin’ prizes if any local businesses and organisations would like to further support the charity’s important work. Enter a team of four players for £400 per team.

To book a place or to find out more information, call 01244 650 522 or email