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Westwood Helps Raise £228,600 for Help For Heroes

Lee Westwood took time away from his hectic schedule to stand before photographers at the WGC HSBC Champions event in China with a large cheque in his hands for £228,600, which is going to the Help for Heroes charity.

Westwood has been a patron to the National Golf Club Challenge since its inception in 2010, and he has contributed his time and substantial influence on a number of occasions to help raise the profile and awareness of the popular national charity golf competition.

The staggering donation of £228,600 from the National Golf Club Challenge event means around three quarters of a million pounds has been raised from the event in four years.

Speaking at the event, Westwood said: "I'm proud to be Patron to the National Golf Club Challenge.

"It's the best way I can think of to bring the Great British golfing community together to raise funds for such a worthy cause. Our troops do a great job and deserve our help and support. Congratulations to the Challenge team this year on such a successful fundraising achievement.

"2014 will be a very important year, our soldiers withdraw from Afghanistan and as golfers can unite once more through The National Golf Club Challenge to help our brave injured service heroes whilst at the same time welcome home those who have given so much on our behalf over the last decade in Afghanistan. I would encourage every Golf Club in the United Kingdom to unite with us in 2014."

The National Golf Club Challenge is a national inter-club competition which invites golf clubs throughout the UK to compete against each other while at the same time collectively raising money for Help for Heroes and supporting injured members of the British Armed Forces.

There’s no registration fee for golf clubs to take part in the National Golf Club Challenge, with the sole requirement being to raise as much money as possible for Help for Heroes while running a qualifier event. The golfers from each event also have the chance to progress to the regional Semi-Finals and a National Final at the beautiful Turnberry Resort.