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Proud Staffordshire company JCB is celebrating Staffordshire Day (May 1st) by digging deep for charities the NSPCC and British Heart Foundation.

A golf day organised by employees and held on the new world-class course at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, raised more than £14,000 with the money split equally between the two organisations.

Held in memory of former JCB Director and keen golfer, the late Malcolm Fox, the event saw 124 competitors – employees, suppliers and customers – competing on the stunning new 18-hole course for the first time.

Event organiser Adam Walker said: “We have held the golf day in Malcolm’s honour for many years now and have raised more than £80,000 for charity. It is always a fantastic day and this year it was amazing to be able to bring it to the new JCB course. It was a real shock when Malcolm died of a heart attack back in 2009, so we chose the British Heart Foundation in his memory, and the NSPCC is our official nominated charity which we are proud to support. Malcolm loved his golf and I’m sure he’d be delighted with what we do in his memory. Plans are already well under way for the next golf day later this year.”