LEEDS United legend Peter Lorimer took to the fairways to support a charity golf day in aid of a six-year-old boy battling cancer.
The event at Normanton Golf Club raised more than £3,215 for the Joseph Lillywhite Appeal.
Joseph, of Barwick-in-Elmet, was diagnosed with childhood cancer neuroblastoma in January and is currently in remission.
A string of fundraising events, along with donations, have raised more than £70,000 towards a target of £500,000 his family is seeking to raise for Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK.
The cash will be needed to send Joseph abroad for treatment in the event of a relapse.
The charity golf day on Thursday October 17 involved 28 teams of four players.
Playing along with Former United star Lorimer was former Leeds and Great Britain RL star Kevin Rayne.
The fundraising event was the brainchild of Carlsberg UK sales manager Scott Mullooly of Pontefract. Mr Mullooly’s wife Julie is Joseph Lillywhite’s mother Helen’s cousin.
Mr Mullooly said: “Joseph is still in remission and he seems to be responding really well to treatment.
“He is having immunotherapy treatment at the moment, which is very painful. It causes a lot of side effects but it is essential treatment.”
He added: “The golf day was a huge success. David Brenton, the landlord of The Healdfield pub in Castleford, was instrumental in attracting golf enthusiasts.
“He also managed to get Peter Lorimer and 28 teams played in the competition with Martin Wiles Warriors taking the Carlsberg UK Trophy.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Normanton Golf Club, Mike Biddles, Sam Wiggins and David Brenton for helping raise £3,215.”
Healdfield pub landlord Mr Brenton said: “It was a fantastic day and we are pleased we managed to raise so much money for the Joseph Lillywhite Appeal.”
In September, rugby league players shed their clothes at a ladies’ night fundraiser in aid of the Joseph Lillywhite Appeal.
Players from East Leeds ARLFC turned topless waiters at the event at East Leeds Sports and Social Club, which raised more than £1,800.
Family friend Dawn Hargreaves, 41, of East End Park, Leeds, organised the fundraiser, which was supported by more than 70 women.
Players acted as topless waiters at the event.
Donations to the appeal can be made by visiting: www.justgiving.com/josephlillywhite
More information about Joseph’s story can be found at: www.josephlillywhite.co.uk