A tournament set up in memory of an Otley golfer has raised £7,500 for two good causes.

The lion’s share of the proceeds from the third Joan Glendinning Golf Tournament, held at Otley Golf Club last September, will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research, which receives £6,500.

The other £1,000 will help a Menston girl with cerebral palsy, whose family wish to remain anonymous, travel to the Czech Republic to receive physiotherapeutic treatment not available in the UK.

Weston Lane resident John Glendinning, who started the tournament in memory of his wife Joan in 2008, said: “I am so grateful to the generosity of the competing teams, and the long list of others who donated money and items for the auction. It was a wonderful effort.”

Eighteen competing teams enjoyed the event, which culminated with Wheelden Print Ltd from Bradford repeating their inaugural win with a six-shot lead.

Over the three years, the tournament has raised nearly £20,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research. The charity held a special place in the heart of Mrs Glendinning, who died of breast cancer in 2006, aged 58.

Last year her son, Paul, raised another £8,000 for the cause by taking part in a sponsored parachute jump with fellow group directors of family firm the JM Glendinning Group, based in Guiseley.

Sally Crerar, head of community fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “We are extremely grateful to John and Paul for their ongoing support. With their help we are able to keep the very best doctors and clinicians working in Yorkshire ensuring Yorkshire people who get cancer have the best possible chance to survive.”

Mr and Mrs Glendinning were both keen golfers and members of Otley Golf Club, whose course now has a stone bridge that Mr Glendinning had built and named after his wife.

The 2011 Joan Glendinning Golf Tournament will be held at the club on Wednesday, September 14. Any advance donations would be welcomed and should be sent by cheque to: John Glendinning, 42 Weston Lane, Otley LS21 2DB.