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GOLF commentator Peter Alliss and former Blackpool and England soccer captain Jimmy Armfield have endorsed the fund-raising work of a local golfing charity.

Officials and guests of Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer (RGAC) teamed up with the A team of Alliss and Armfield at the Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham.

The BBC’s Voice of Golf Alliss was in the area for his touring show An Evening with Alliss.

Armfield popped in to enjoy afternoon tea and lend his support to the cause.

Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer was founded in 2001 by Leyland golfer Keith McIntosh, who combines his love of golf with support for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, based at the Royal Preston Hospital. Over 10 years, through a regular programme of events, RGAC has raised thousands of much-needed pounds for the charity.

During his one-man show at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham, Alliss endorsed the group’s ongoing work, giving a plug for the forthcoming Beaverbrooks Golf Dayon September 20 at Fairhaven GC.

He said: “This is an enthusiastic group, enjoying their sport, working hard and raising funds for a most worthy cause. It’s great to see what’s happening here.”

RGAC chairman McIntosh said: “As part of our ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations, it’s been good to meet together for afternoon tea prior to the Evening with Alliss.

“Peter was really encouraging about our cause and to have Jimmy Armfield alongside is a real bonus. Both men are very supportive.”

For more information on the Beaverbrooks Golf Day and Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, contact Keith McIntosh on (01772) 462685.

Armfield is pictured with Sue Thompson, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, and Alliss.