A women's golf club has raised around £7,000 for Parkinson's UK.

West Essex Golf Club held a charity coffee morning on Tuesday which raised about £7,000 for this year's ladies charity which is Parkinson's UK.

More than 200 visitors attended the event, with 55 of them members of the golf club who wore blue sashes during the event which included a raffle.

Lady captain Pam Mason chose Parkinson's UK as the women's charity for the year.

She has a personal connection to the charity as her mother suffered from Parkinson's before she died two years ago.

Mrs Mason from Chingford said: "The charity means a lot to me personally because my mother had Parkinson's.

"It was incredible how many people at the event came up to me throughout the day to share that they had family and friends with Parkinson's. It made me realise how widespread it it.

"I am really over the moon with how much was raised at the event, especially because the moeny is directly going to the Waltham Forest branch of Parkinson's UK which is a huge sum of money for them.

"Members of the Parkinson's Waltham Forest team attended the event and were thrilled by the money raised.

"It was also a lovely coincidence as the blue sashes worn by our ladies matched the blue of the Parkinson's UK logo which was a complete coincidence but was wonderful to see during the day."

The table top stalls sold a number of items including books, toys, shoes, white elephants, glass, china and clothes.

Money was also raised from games tables such as guess the name of the pig and guess the weight of the cake.

The majority of the items were donated by members of the golf club as well as family and friends of members.

Mrs Mason's husband is organising a treasure hunt event over the next few weeks to add to the total which will be donated to Parkinson's UK.

The charity branch in Waltham Forest is due to receive the funds raised in March.