FAMILY and friends of a man who died at 51 have broken through the £15,000 barrier from charity golf days held in his memory.

Special fundraisers are organised annually in honour of Jamie O'Neill, who sadly passed away 11 years ago.

The 11th event was recently held in Skelmorlie Golf Club and it proved to be a par-fect day in aid of a great cause.

Jamie's friends manage to raise £1,800 for the haematology ward at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

It means the annual get-togethers in Jamie's name have now generated an amazing £16,000 for the hospital over the years.

Jamie, who was a well-liked member of Skelmorlie Golf Club, had been an outpatient at Inverclyde Royal so his friends decided to raise funds for the ward in his memory.

Andy Clarke, Willie Smith and Robert Steele organised the day and were delighted with how it went.

Andy said: "Jamie was very well liked and very well thought of.

"I thought the golf day would have lasted a couple of years but everyone always enjoys coming along every year.

"It was a very good turnout with 18 teams of four.

The friends also present the Jamie O'Neill trophy in his name.

Andy wants to thank sponsors from The Spinnaker Hotel, Niall Brennan, Joe Bowie, Cathie Thompson, The Victoria Bar and everyone else who contributed to the success of this year's event.

Photos by Clyde Photographics.